PUBLISHED: 11:24 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:24 16 July 2019
Holt is one of four north Norfolk towns set to receive a pot of money. Picture: Archant
Archant Norfolk 2015
Four market towns in north Norfolk are set to receive more than £100,000 between them in grants.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) will hand out another £104,000 to community projects in Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham, and Stalham, with the remaining £22,000 being offered to all applicants.
Funding for a range of projects designed to revitalise north Norfolk’s four inland market towns has been approved.
At a recent meeting of the district council’s Cabinet, councillors agreed to approve funding recommendations of £103,747.36 put forward by the Market Towns Initiative Working Group.
Each town was able to bid for remaining funds from the original £100,000 allocated to each town from a total pot of £400,000.
A total of £22,089.67 remains in the Market Towns Initiative fund for a final round of applications open for all four towns. The closing date for these applications will be Thursday, September 5.
Sarah Bütikofer, NNDC Leader, said: “The Market Towns Initiative continues to improve and support the economic viability of our four market towns and I would encourage all towns to apply for funding in this final round.”
One of the five successful round two applicants was Holt Town Council, which will get £49,000 to fund town centre amenity space improvements in Fish Hill/Star Plain and an interactive town map for use at the Tourist Information Centre.
Active Fakenham will receive £27,544.85 to coordinate, resource and market a large number of events and promote the town itself.
Meanwhile, Fakenham Town Council will get £8,405 to fund the landscaping and improvement of Fakenham Library Triangle.
And Stalham Town Council and Stalham Area Business Forum will get £18,372.51 to fund town centre events, planning and installation of improved town centre signage, disability access improvements, sensory backpacks, grounds maintenance equipment, and Firehouse Museum improvements.
Elsewhere, Regenerate North Walsham and North Walsham Town Council will receive £425 for additional signage to visitor attractions.
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