Mark Whitehead 31 October 2018

Historic high streets get £40m boost

Historic high streets get £40m boost image

Councils will be involved in a £40m project to revive historic high streets, Historic England has announced.

The group says the money announced in the budget this week will be used to improve up to 60 historic high streets in a four-year programme.

It plans to work with local authorities, business improvement districts, chambers of commerce and others to support community schemes to deliver new uses for historic buildings on high streets.

Historic England says its 'heritage action zones' are already helping places like Ramsgate and Sunderland.

It expects the investment announced by the chancellor Philip Hammond will be matched by public and private partners.

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: 'We are delighted to have secured £40m to work with partners to find new ways to champion and revive our historic high streets.

'We know that people value their historic high streets and town centres, not only as spaces to meet but as places that tell fascinating stories of how our towns and cities grew and how local identity has been shaped by people and events.'

Photo: ©Phillip Perry

Councils vs network operators? image

Councils vs network operators?

The Electronic Communications Code reduces red tape, but in doing so it cuts the potential revenue property owners stand to make and risks pitting local authorities against operators. Zoe Wright reports.
Highways jobs

Air Quality Monitoring Project Manager

Birmingham City Council
£34,788 - £42,683
Seeking a skilled and dedicated individual with a background in environmental protection and air quality to... Birmingham, West Midlands
Recuriter: Birmingham City Council

Assistant Director Adult Social Care Operations

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
£88,768
You will have a strong track record in running a range of adult social care services, delivering cultural change and... Calderdale, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Director of Property

Government of Jersey
Competitive Salary
This is a significant opportunity to lead the modernisation of the Government’s approach to corporate property... Jersey (GB) (JE)
Recuriter: Government of Jersey

Director of Resources

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Up to £135k
You’ll bring accomplished strategic leadership skills to the full range of internal resources... Windsor, Berkshire
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Executive Director, Resources

Greater London Authority
circa £130,000 per annum
You will possess exceptional financial acumen to ensure we use our financial assets to deliver benefits for Londoners. London (Greater)
Recuriter: Greater London Authority

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine