Chard to get another £1m injection
Chard was already getting something of a fresh look. There is a new scheme for a leisure centre pool and a general upgrade to the Boden’s Mill area of town. Work restarted on that during the lockdown and it continues to this day.
This work was funded by South Somerset District Council.
Now central government is distributing more cash through the High Street Heritage Action Zone programme. According to a government release sent today, 68 High Streets across Britain will receive the funds. A total of £95m has been set aside for the scheme. The money is to be used to kickstart economic recovery, halt declining footfall as well as improving the social and cultural facilities in each area.
The Leveller® understands that Chard is due to receive £1m under this scheme. The money will be given to South Somerset District Council who will work with Historic England to develop and deliver plans for the town.