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Government dosh for Trowbridge and Salisbury

December 26, 2020 11:13 AM

As part of the Government's Future High Street Fund, Wiltshire has been provisionally awarded £16,347,056 for Trowbridge and £9,355,731 for Salisbury.

The Future High Streets Fund was launched by the government in December 2018 to help revitalise town centres to ensure they can respond to the ongoing impact of both online shopping and out of town shopping.

The money will be used to reinvigorate the high streets of Salisbury and Trowbridge with a range of projects to attract visitors and businesses.

In Salisbury, the bid aims to make the city a more attractive destination for visitors and residents. The plan will encourage young people to live in the centre of Salisbury, thereby increasing footfall and bringing vibrancy to the high street, and also redevelop retail units in prime high street locations to create a cluster of small artisan retail and leisure units.

The Trowbridge bid focuses on improving connections into the town centre, by bringing more leisure, residential and culture activity into the town centre, making better use of vacant units and accelerating the development of sites in the town centre. The project also aims to deliver a mix of cultural, leisure, and residential opportunities within the town centre.