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Town gets support for makeover

Published: 20/07/2016

Flintshire County Council is introducing a shop improvement grant scheme in Buckley this month and is asking for businesses who are interested to get in touch. The criteria for the grant will be: · up to £10,000 capital funding per property · needs to benefit the appearance of the town, or bring vacant properties into use; · needs to be in the core retail area of Buckley town centre; · must be match funded – we will provide 60% towards the costs of internal works and 80% for external works; · will not support routine maintenance or the purchase of equipment. Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “This is a fantastic scheme to help business owners to upgrade their premises – both inside and out, and help breathe new life back into the town centre. I would encourage building owners or tenants to get in touch to see how they can apply. The Council is making £85,000 available overall, so applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. “The scheme will focus on High Street properties to improve the appearance of units (external works) and to tackle vacant properties (internal and external works).” Further details, support to help applicants through the process and a full application pack will be available soon but, if you would like to informally express interest or would like further information please contact 01352 701427 or