A huge fund worth more than £6 million is set to come to a Nottinghamshire town centre to help revitalise its streets and prepare for the future.
And once it arrives, it will help drive forward schemes including investment in a theatre, the repurposing of vacant town centre units, and the introduction of a ‘pop-up food court’.
The money, a £6.2 million pot, will be provided to Ashfield District Council from the Government as part of the Future High Streets bid, aimed at improving Sutton-in-Ashfield town centre.
The council had initially bid for funding of up to £9.2 million, but an announcement from Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick on Boxing Day confirmed that the council had only been partially successful.
It comes as part of the first round of bids for the funding, which promises upwards of £25 million to town centres across the country to prepare their high streets for…