Barton businesses to benefit from £200k shop front grant scheme

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Stores in Barton-upon-Humber are next in line to benefit from the Traditional Shop Front Grant Scheme that aims to improve shop fronts in conservation areas.

Some £200,000 has been set aside over the next two years to deliver this programme across the selected locations.

North Lincolnshire Council has successfully launched the scheme in other conservation areas across the area including Winterton, Brigg, Crowle, Winteringham, Burton-upon-Stather, Normanby and Alkborough, with more planned for the future.

The Traditional Shop Front Grant Scheme offers grants of 50% for the repair and installation of new traditionally styled shop fronts up to a maximum of £7,500 if work is completed within a year of the grant offer. ​

The grant scheme is open to most commercial premises within the conservation areas, including shops, hairdressers, banks, estate agents and pubs.

Councillor Jon Evison, ward member for Barton-upon-Humber, said: “Shop fronts make a big impact on the appearance of a town centre and the character of a conservation area. High quality shop fronts can make a town feel more welcoming to residents and visitors.

“In Barton we have a range of shop fronts, so it would be great to see local retailers taking up this great offer and transforming the look of their shop front. This will improve the image of the area.

“There are some brilliant independent retailers and businesses in Barton and this is a welcome boost that will encourage more visitors to discover all that Barton has to offer.”

For more details about the grant scheme, businesses can contact Eddie Rychlak, conservation officer at the council on 01724 297634 or email [email protected]