Woolwich town centre to see £17.2 million for improvements
A piece of seasonal good news today as Greenwich Council leader Dan Thorpe announced that a bid by Greenwich Council for funds to improve Woolwich town centre has been successful.
A total of £17,150,964 from the Future High Streets Fundhas been allocated to the town.
More details will be announced in time which should clarify exact sources and areas of funding. In September 2020 news emerged that Woolwich was to see £1.8 million spent from the High Streets Heritage Action Zone.
The Future High Street Fund aims to: “renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives growth, improves experience and ensures future sustainability. It will do this by providing co-funding to successful applicants to support transformative and structural changes to overcome challenges in their area.”
The area has faced recent challenges including the pandemic and closure of stores such as Wilko. However, with many thousands of new homes alongside the existing catchment area, plus excellent public transport links, there is certainly scope for successful rejuvenation.
My last post before Christmas looked at the many, many developments underway around Woolwich. Click here to see the list.
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