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The Borough Council has reached a landmark in its bid to attract significant funding to change the shape of Newcastle’s town centre.

In August 2019, the Council was invited to progress to Phase Two of the Future High Street Fund bidding process and awarded funding to build a business case outlining key aspirations for the town.The submission bid could bring in up to £25 million for town centre regeneration.

Council Leader head and shoulders

As the high streets and towns across the borough start to reopen the Council Leader is calling to action all residents with a message to “Shop Local”.

Simon Tagg, the Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, said: “The lockdown has had a massive impact on the local economy in Newcastle, as it has in other places. We now need to help local businesses back on their feet.

Stall at the Continental Market

Newcastle is set to host a double whammy of markets next month as a Continental Street Market and the local Farmers’ Market will both be in town.

From 15 to 18 July shoppers will be able to buy local, artisan food and flavours from other cultures in the same space. There will also be a chance to buy individual craftwork pieces.

Picture shows Cllr Simon Tagg

As 15 June fast approaches, the majority of town centre retailers are preparing to open their doors and welcome back customers using a framework of strict rules and sensible guidance for shoppers to follow.

The town’s market was one of the first town centre attractions to open last Friday and customers seemed happy to stick to the guidance set out in clear signage in the area.

Picture shows Cllr Simon Tagg

Businesses across Newcastle-under-Lyme have been given Council guidance on some of the key measures they need to put in place to be COVID-19 Secure as they reopen after the lockdown.

All businesses in Newcastle-under-Lyme have been sent a letter by the Borough Council, as part of the ‘countdown’ to borough-wide retail reopening on June 15 in a move to support their safe return.

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