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Sidcup to get £1.8 makeover over two years

PUBLISHED: 16:13 19 January 2012

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey

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Sidcup will get a £1.8 million makeover over the next two years including a restaurant quarter.

Mayor of London announced the funding from his Outer London yesterday (18) to revive by improving public spaces including the opening out of Elm Parade to create a restaurant quarter.

Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Cllr Linda Bailey, said: “I am delighted that our latest bid for funding for Sidcup has been successful. We have already invested more than £1.8m over the past few years on Sidcup town centre and this further £1.8m will provide the additional work needed to transform perceptions of the High Street.

“Along with the arrival of key new brands like Waitrose and Travelodge, we will continue to build a new sense of investor confidence. We all know that these are very difficult economic times for High Streets and we need to do all we can, in partnership with the private sector, to create an offer that encourages people back to explore, learn, shop, dine and trade in the town.”

A spokesman for the council said the money will be used to improve public spaces by creating a better environment for local residents and visitors, including reinforcing the link between Morrisons and the High Street on Nisbett Walk, strengthening links between key points such as the railway station, High Street and the planned Queen Mary’s Health and Well-being Campus, in a bid to create incentives to attract new businesses and support and enhance existing ones.

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