Bexleyheath town centre will see £160,000 in funding out of a £2 million High Streets for All fund.
Bexley Council will see funding for:
“The project will develop a high street strategy and delivery plan with a focus on young people and intergenerational relationships as well as street markets and the evening economy.
Pilot activities will include testing uses of the public realm, with the creation of a Youth Board to inform decision-making and co-design alongside the partnership.”
The funding will be used in addition to those from the Bexleyheath Business Improvement District.
That sees business pay for a general fund for events and town centre improvements.
Businesses in the town recently voted to extend for another five years. That will see £1.23 million spent on a range of areas including:
- Additional street cleaning
- An annual deep cleaning programme
- A dedicated town centre police officer
- A town centre business radio scheme
- Christmas lights and Christmas Trees
- Christmas Switch-On event
The project is aimed at brining more people back to town centres. Footfall is still down 17 per cent across the country’s town centres compared to 2019.