Over a million pounds to be put towards town centre improvement
Confirmation of Putney High Street funding welcomed
Robert Jenrick. the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has officially confirmed the already announced grant for Putney from the Future High Streets Fund.
The council will receive £1,058,706 which it say will complement and extend a programme of improvements already underway on the High Street.
Plans were drawn up following consultation with local people and stakeholders including the Positively Putney Business Improvement District.
Measures that have already been carried out in the town centre include the uplighting of St Mary’s Church and the illumination of Putney Bridge.
The council had originally bid for £5million and the amount awarded was the lowest amount given to any borough. 15 high streets in London have been provided with £255 million of funding.
Cllr Aled Richards-Jones, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Skills and Employment, said it would be a massive boost for the local area.
He said, "This is wonderful news for Putney. To receive more than £1m of investment is going to support key projects and improvements on Putney High Street and will help bring people back to the High Street and support local businesses who have been struggling during these difficult times.
"We know the impact that Covid-19 has had on our town centres and we continue to work closely with our local businesses, residents and community groups to ensure the continued vibrancy of all our town centres and high streets, to support the local economy and protect jobs.
"This funding announcement is going to support our commitment to make Putney High Street safer and more attractive and is very welcome news for the whole area.”
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May 21, 2021