Grimsby secures £17 million funding to transform town centre into ‘vibrant hub’

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Grimsby secures £17 million funding to transform town centre into ‘vibrant hub’

More than £17-million has been secured from the ‘Future High Streets Fund‘ to help create a new future for Grimsby town centre.

In a major boost for local high streets, up to £830 million from the Future High Streets Fund will be invested into 72 areas across England, Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick announced, on boxing day.

The investments will support areas to recover from the pandemic and help transform underused town centres into vibrant places to live, work and shop.

The funding will help these areas transform their high streets into vibrant hubs for future generations and to protect and create thousands of jobs and homes.

Welcoming the funding, Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We’re absolutely over the moon that we can take this work forward and help re-build the economy of the town centre”.

“After a particularly difficult year for everyone, this is fantastic news”.

“The vision for the town centre is really exciting, and really complements the work on the ground at the moment at St James’ Square and Garth Lane”.

Grimsby has secured a provisional funding offer of £17,280,917.

Cllr Jackson added:

“Today’s news, along with the additional funding we’re seeking for the wider regeneration of the area following endorsement from the Greater Grimsby Board, offers a hugely exciting future for our town centre and in the New Year we’ll be looking in more detail about how to progress things as soon as we can”.

“This really is terrific news for not just Grimsby, but the whole borough”.

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