Improvements made to revitalise Broughton Astley

Published Monday 26 February 2024

Attractive improvements have been made in Broughton Astley as part of a winter spruce up.

Areas of Broughton Astley have been given a makeover
Areas of Broughton Astley have been given a makeover

A programme of measures has been completed by Harborough District Council in a bid to enhance the overall visitor experience.

It is hoped this will also extend dwell time and create a more vibrant and inviting place for the businesses operating in the area.

The works have included tarmac resurfacing at the entrance of Orchard Road car park, tidying up the appearance of the bus shelter area, installing fresh planting and seating, erecting more visible signage and fixing and repainting the lighting columns.

A new noticeboard, planters and tree lighting has also been introduced and a vacant property has received a vinyl wrap makeover to give it a better appearance until an occupier is found.

Cllr Simon Galton, Deputy Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “It’s excellent that we can use some of our funding allocation to spend on improving towns and villages across the Harborough district like Broughton Astley. The improvements will contribute to a sense of pride of place in the community and help deliver a prosperous local economy for residents and businesses which are priorities in the council’s corporate plan.”

This project has received £25,000 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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