Date published: 19th November 2019

North Norfolk District Council has approved another £22,000 to community projects in Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham, and Stalham, in the final round of funding from the Council’s Market Town Initiative.

North Norfolk District Council established a fund of £400,000 to support initiatives that would help improve the vitality of the District’s in-land market towns. The first two rounds saw a range of initiatives being established by local organisations in all four towns and at a recent meeting of North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet, Councillors agreed to approve funding recommendations for the remainder of the funds.

The four successful proposals were:

  • Fakenham Town Council will receive £2,200 as a further contribution to its scheme to renovate shopfronts in a key part of the town centre.
  • Holt Town Council was awarded £2,850 towards a town centre planting programme, which will not only introduce seasonal displays but aims to educate young people about the plants and how they can be used.
  • Regenerate North Walsham & North Walsham Town Council are jointly delivering an ambitious scheme to re-vamp the public areas of St Nicholas Court, to which a further £8,000 will be contributed.
  • Stalham Town and Stalham Area Business Forum will receive a further £8,954.50 towards a range of improvements to the tourism offer of the town.

A Council Spokesperson said: “It has been gratifying to see local town councils, business organisations and others coming up with fresh ideas to attract customers to our local town centres. North Norfolk District Council’s Market Town Initiative was intended to act as a catalyst to regeneration and it is great to see that happening. The Council’s funding has been matched by the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of those who are concerned about the on-going health and sustainability of their local town centres and I look forward to seeing the end result of these projects”     

Last updated: 22nd November 2019