Preston City Council views the health and success of the high street and city centre as a strategic priority.
The pandemic, with its multiple national lockdowns and local restrictions that have been implemented in Preston, has had a significant impact on footfall in the city centre.
The Council is committed to working with key partners to support the short, medium and long-term success of the city centre while maintaining the lowest possible risk to visitors, employees and business owners.
The approved RHSS action plan for the allocated £125,813 from the European Regional Development Fund through the Department for Communities and Local Government is as follows*:
Commission an agency to undertake the following actions:
Commission an agency to deliver a digital information package to businesses promoting safe practice, including at least one video, to support the information and advice available on the website.
*Please note: these are indicative actions that are subject to change based on the changing restrictions, etc.
Supplier opportunities related to this funding can be found below as and when they are available.
The project has been allocated up to £125,813 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014 - 2020.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF.
Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.