10/07/17: Breckland Council commits almost £250k to regenerating market towns

Breckland Council members have committed almost a quarter of a million pounds to support the regeneration of local market towns.

At their meeting today (July 10), Breckland's Cabinet approved proposals to allocate £230,000 to the council's Market Town Initiative. The money will be spent on projects which will strengthen the economic, social and cultural standing of Breckland's five market towns - Thetford, Dereham, Attleborough, Swaffham and Watton.

To date, the Market Town Initiative has funded a range of small-scale projects, including improving signage in and around town centres, revitalising flowerbeds, and holding Christmas events for the community.

The £230k funding has been reallocated to the Market Towns Initiative from the council's Pride in Breckland programme, which has recently been used to provide small grants. The move will enable Breckland to progress the Market Town Initiative further, by coordinating activity and working alongside each of the five town councils to ensure the district's market towns can thrive on a long-term basis. This is expected to include drawing together information about the towns' current situations and shaping a vision for their futures.


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