Tamworth receives £21.65m boost for town centre

Tamworth Borough Council has confirmed it has been awarded more than £21m to help transform the town centre.

The council has been awarded awarded £21.65m from the Future High Streets Fund as part of the Government’s £1bn plan to renew and reshape town centres.

Tamworth is one of 15 towns announced as receiving full funding and Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Daniel Cook, told Tamworth Borough Council’s official website he was delighted with the news.

“This is amazing news for Tamworth and is a great way to end what has otherwise been a difficult and challenging year,” he said.

“Our successful bid will enable us to make long-lasting structural changes which recognise the evolving role of town centres as places for enterprise, leisure and living, as well as retail.

“Together projects will raise skills and innovation, remove vacant retail floor space, boost the local economy, unlock opportunities for the community and further investment and provide a lasting legacy for the future of the town centre.

“Those are the headlines, but what it means in reality is creating a town centre that hopefully the people of Tamworth will be proud of. We know the town centre in its current format is struggling, as are all town centres, and needs to change.”

For the full story, visit the council’s news page: Delight as Tamworth awarded game-changing £21.65m for town centre regeneration | Tamworth Borough Council

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