The Scottish Government has just announced that Falkirk Council will receive £2 million from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund. The fund was approved in this year’s budget to stimulate the local economy during the economic down turn and to upgrade many of our local town centres.
Speaking after hearing the news Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson MSP said;
“This is fantastic news for the town centres of Falkirk, Denny and Stenhousemuir which will all share in the £2 million allocated to Falkirk Council.
“It has been a difficult time economically for many of our town centres, as seen by many of the empty shop units. This money from the Scottish Government will be welcomed and should go someway to making these town centres more attractive to shop in.
“Improvements will include new signage, public art, public conveniences and WiFi and some restoration and access improvements in Falkirk and acquisition of vacant properties, shopfront improvements and some preparatory infrastructure works in Denny.”
Falkirk Council SNP Group leader added;
“Any money which is received from the Scottish Government to regenerate our local town centres is very welcome and £2 million is a sizeable amount.
“The SNP Government should be congratulated for having the ambition and foresight to invest during a recession.
“I’m sure that the people in Falkirk will notice the difference in their town centres once the work has been completed.”