Dr Luke Evans, Member of Parliament for Hinckley, has welcomed the news that Hinckley’s high street will receive almost £900,000 of government funding to help rejuvenate its ‘Historic High Street’ as part of Historic England’s ‘High Streets Heritage Action Zone’ programme.
£881,795 has been allocated to help the high street as it recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic and will be used to restore disused and dilapidated buildings into new homes, shops work and community spaces.
Dr Luke said “I’m delighted Historic England have announced they will be supporting Hinckley Town Centre. In Castle Street we have a great high street with many wonderful independent retailers.
“But 2020 has been a tough year and our High Streets need help to bounce back as they begin to recover. The High Streets Heritage Action Zone funding will be a real significant help in achieving that.”