Beverley and Armley to share in government funds to boost high streets

Beverley's Wednesday Market. Picture: Destination Beverley

Beverley and the Armley district of Leeds are to receive a share in more than £100,000 set aside to help make their areas more attractive for business, High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP has confirmed.

They are two of just four areas to benefit in the latest round of the Business Improvement Districts Loan Fund payments supporting business owners and local leaders to set up a BID, bringing communities together to deliver additional local services and transform commercial areas.

This will empower local business communities to undertake the projects they believe will deliver lasting economic benefit.

High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: “Business Improvement Districts in partnership with local authorities, developers and communities, are working hard to champion town centres, by deciding what improvements they want to see, how these will be managed and what it will cost.

“Those high streets and town centres performing strongest often have BIDs at their core, driving improvements that boost footfall, encourage consumer spending and ensure our high streets are fit for the future.”

The announcement comes during the second Great British High Street Week, a week of activity to celebrate high streets up and down the country and share the work that Government is undertaking to support them. The Great British High Street Awards are part of this work, and entries are due to close shortly.