Published: 26th Feb 2021

Rotherham Borough Council is set to launch a £4m fund to help reinvigorate town and village centres across the borough. The Towns and Villages Improvement Fund is part of its 2021/22 budget, which goes before full council next week. If approved, it could be used to deliver a variety of physical improvements, identified as priorities by local people, organisations and ward councillors, including: Provision or replacement of street furniture, such as benches, planters, railings to improve the feel of the place, and encourage enhanced use Replacement of street lighting columns or improvement to lighting or CCTV to make places feel safe and secure. Improvement of shrub beds, planting or trees Improvements to pavements or other public infrastructure, to improve the look and feel of village and town centres   ‘Our Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan and the numerous schemes we’re bringing forward to breathe new life into our main commercial centre are … (To read the full article, subscribe below)