Thanet receives £24,776 from government to clean up isle high streets

Ramsgate high street

A government grant of £24,776 has been given to Thanet council to help clean up high streets across the isle.

The money is from a £9.75 million pot which has be divided amongst all councils across the country.

The aim of the funding is to improve the quality of high streets, helping to attract more residents and visitors so that local businesses can benefit.

It will be used to buy tools such as litter pickers and brushes and for providing training for volunteers on how to remove graffiti or tackle fly-tipping.

The release of the funding at the weekend coincided with High Street Saturday, a new national campaign day held for the first time.

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay welcomed the funding. He is also supporting Thanet District Council, Ramsgate Town Council and the Ramsgate Town Team in their bid for money for Ramsgate High Street from the Future High Streets Fund – a £675 million pot to help areas modernise their town centres.

He said: “ Our high streets in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Sandwich are at the heart of our local community.

“I know that changes to consumer buying habits represent a new and growing challenge for many town centres, and Thanet is no different.

“That’s why this funding will help to ensure that we keep high streets across Thanet looking their best,  to encourage more people to return to the high streets as destinations in their own right.”

High Street clean up funding

Thanet District Council £24,776.00

Ashford Borough Council £22,355.00

Canterbury City Council £28,766.00

Dover District Council £20,300.00

Folkestone and Hythe District Council £19,533.00

Maidstone Borough Council £29,403.00

Sevenoaks District Council £20,936.00

Swale Borough Council £25,715.00

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council £22,594.00

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council £20,696.00