The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, which supports business growth in Hampshire and Surrey, has moved quickly to establish a Supporting Town Centres Fund designed to give confidence to shoppers and high street users.
The project, led by East Hampshire District Council, recognises the challenges faced by commuters during the Covid-19 pandemic and is responding by make it easier to choose to cycle around town.
A new walking and cycling map on the Active Alton web page will promote new infrastructure including 15 new cycle racks, 2 cycle repair stations in key locations around Alton along with 20 bike lockers at Alton Station. The page will also provide real time bus and train information along with key messages to remain Covid-secure.
Enterprise M3 has contributed £13,926 toward a total project cost of £16,324 in Alton. The Supporting Town Centres Fund is a £500,000 fund utilising unallocated Local Growth Funding from central Government to identify and fund projects which can be delivered quickly to keep people safe as restrictions are eased around the region.
Amount financed: £13,926
Total cost: £16,324
Partner: East Hampshire District Council
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