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Published: Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Royal Greenwich has been successfully shortlisted to progress to the second phase of the Future High Streets Fund and receive up to £150,000 to support the development of project proposals.

In March 2020 Royal Greenwich Council submitted a draft outline bid to the government for funding to boost Woolwich Town Centre and our final bid will be completed in July 2020. The Council is working partnership with  key landowners, partners, businesses and local stakeholders/community to inform our bid. 

The bid aims to improve the towns shopping, leisure and business provision, making the town centre more attractive, encouraging residents to spend more time there and breathing new life into the area through  improving accessibility, infrastructure and future development.  

Residents can share their ideas by taking part in the online consultation to help inform the final submission of the bid. 

Cllr Sarah Merrill Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration said:  

"We are absolutely delighted to go through to the next round of the Future High Streets Fund. As a Council we already have a lot to offer and we are committed to providing our residents and businesses with more opportunities.  The Future High Streets Fund gives us a fantastic opportunity to build on this work and, most importantly deliver great benefits for our diverse communities.  We look forward to working together to drive forward our plans for a vibrant Woolwich town centre.  I encourage everyone to have their say by completing the consultation survey online". 

Successful bids are due to be announced in the autumn 2020.

Read more about plans for the Future High Streets Fund.