£48,000 plan to aid shops

Issue 505

£48,000 plan to aid shops SHOPPING areas in Thornhill Lees could get a £48,000 makeover under plans due to be considered by councillors on Tuesday.

Kirklees Councils cabinet will debate spending the cash on repairing pavements, shop forecourts and replacing street furniture.

The money is from the councils Small Centres Improvement Plan, which started in 2005 and has already helped Birstall, Gomersal Hill Top and Mirfield.

Shops at the junction of Town Street, New Street and Ossett Lane in Earlsheaton are also earmarked for improvement.

Roberttown would also benefit from a new guardrail, litter bins and street lighting, while a car park in Chickenley is set for investment.

Cabinet member for regeneration Coun Peter McBride (Lab) said: "This funding is intended to bring areas back to life all over the borough.

"In this round of funding, the idea is to pull the scheme into more deprived areas and address recession issues in struggling communities. "The aim is to reduce the margin between the richest and poorest areas.

"Improving the look of public areas will help to create an attractive setting for future investment."

Officials use the following criteria to decide where the cash goes:

No major environmental improvement recently;

Have a minimum size of ten retail or service units;

Have problems where improvements will lead to visual benefits;

Locations tie in with other investment proposals.

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