Amanda Milling MP has welcomed £17,376.63 to clean up high streets across Cannock Chase, after every local authority in England was granted a share of a £9.7 million fund.
The funding has been allocated by the Government to improve the quality of high streets across the country, helping to attract more residents and visitors so that local businesses can continue to thrive. It can be used to buy tools, such as litter pickers and brushes, support community clean-up activities, as well as providing training for residents on how to remove graffiti or tackle fly-tipping.
High streets are often a focal point to bring communities together, a place for local people to access vital services and a place for businesses to thrive. The Government recognises that it is becoming harder for businesses on high streets across the country to compete with out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers.
Amanda Milling MP said: “Our high streets in Cannock Chase are at the heart of our local community. I know that times have been challenging for many town centres lately, especially with the Labour led District Council charging businesses to have A-boards and tables & chairs outside their shops. That’s why I am delighted extra funding has been made available to support local high streets. Hopefully this funding will ensure that we keep high streets in Cannock Chase looking their best, making it easier to encourage more people to return to the high street.”