Scarborough Council Seeks Government Funding
Scarborough Council hopes to secure government funding to transform itself into the countryâ€™s best performing coastal town centre by 2025.
18:53 18 March 2019
Scarborough Borough Council has approved plans to bid for a share of £675million recently announced by the Government as part of its Future High Streets Fund. If selected, the council plans to create a smart town with WiFi and 4G coverage, become a true university town, make use of empty units for pop-up shops and stage year-round cultural events to bring people back into Scarborough. Other plans include increasing residential living in the town centre by 25per cent, improving the nighttime economy, and establishing a small business start-up and expansion grants scheme.
Cllr David Jeffels (Con) said: “There has been a great deal of work put into this strategy.
“I see this as a golden opportunity for Scarborough to plan its future for the next 30/40 years.