Cornwall will receive £609,639 to help local high streets reopen and attract shoppers and tourists.
Conservative Government investing a total of £56 million through the Welcome Back Fund to help councils prepare for the end of lockdown when it is safe to do so.
This is part of a wider package of measures to revitalise high streets and level up communities – including steps to make it easier for eateries to serve customers outdoors and set up market stalls this Summer.
Improvements can be made to local high streets across Cornwall to help them safely and successfully open after lockdown thanks to Government funding.
A total of £56 million will be invested through the new Welcome Back Fund to help councils across England boost tourism, improve green spaces and provide more outdoor seating areas, markets and food stall pop-ups – giving people more, safer options to reunite with friends and relatives this Summer.
Scott Mann MP for North Cornwall said:
“It is excellent news that the reopening of our economy is on-track and I welcome the allocation of £609,639 in additional funding to support our high streets. I look forward to seeing how Cornwall Council will be spending this package to help attract people back to the high streets post-lockdown.
"Councils can use the funding to hold street markets and festivals, boost the look and feel of their high streets, with more seating areas and street planting or less graffiti, and install new signage to help keep people safe as restrictions are lifted."