Bexleyheath town centre awarded £160,000 from Mayor

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.

 

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2 thoughts on “Bexleyheath town centre awarded £160,000 from Mayor

  • December 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm
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    The town centre already has more than one Police officer when the schools empty out.

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