Barnsley and Rotherham high streets set for £28m transformation

Rotherham and Barnsley are set to get millions from government to improve their town centres.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 11:18 am

Barnsley will get £15.6m and Rotherham £12.7m from the Future High Streets Fund.

They are among seven areas in Yorkshire to share £80.4m.

In total, £831m will be handed to 72 areas in England. Some £15.82m for Sheffield was announced on Boxing Day.

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Rotherham town centre. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Local growth minister Luke Hall said: “The project aims to help areas recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and transform underused town centres.”

He added: “We are committed to boosting economic growth across the regions and helping high streets meet the needs of their communities for future generations to come.

“Over £96 million Future High Streets Fund for Yorkshire and the Humber will help create exciting new spaces and facilities for residents and visitors to the region.”

The other areas in Yorkshire to receive money are Elland, Northallerton, Halifax, Scunthorpe and Grimsby ‘in recognition of the forward-thinking and innovative proposals they have developed’, he added.

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Thank you. Nancy Fielder, editor.