Bids for Funding for Crosby Village

25 Feb

Sefton launches major bid for Future High Street funding

Sefton Council is bidding for a slice of the £675m Future High Street Fund with bids planned for both Southport and Crosby.The Future High Street Fund was announced in last November’s budget and aims to support and fund local areas’ plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future.IMG-0700

In this first round, Sefton will include bids for both Crosby village and Southport town centre and builds upon the Council’s ambitions for its town centres encapsulated within its agreed regeneration frameworks and 2030 Vision.

The Future High Street Fund aims to help Councils, their communities and the private sector work in partnership to develop and sustain town centres to enhance their vitality and viability.  The fund also includes the opportunity to bid for part of a £55m Heritage High Street Fund.


Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Skills and Regeneration, said: “Building on Sefton’s ambitions for its town centres, we are aiming to submit two bids to the Future High Street Fund for both Southport town centre and Crosby Village to help sustain them for the future. The bids will also support Sefton’s and the City Region’s ambitions for future growth.

“For Southport this will build upon Sefton’s success in securing around £10m of Heritage Lottery and Coastal Communities Funding for King’s Gardens, Southport Pier and the recently announced Townscape Heritage Scheme.

“For Crosby this will build on the significant private sector funding by St Modwen into the village centre. If successful, Sefton Council will continue to work in an inclusive way with private sector and community sector partners.”

Formal stage 1 bids for both projects will be made in the coming months with further details issued in due course.


Posted by on February 25, 2019 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Bids for Funding for Crosby Village

  1. Ruth Winder

    February 25, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    And where and when does Waterloo feature?

    • Councillor, Sefton MBC

      February 25, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      Crosby Town centre has a regeneration plan developed following the backlash of the Sainsbury development plan. That seriously damaged trade in the area. We do liaise with the traders organisation in St John’s road, our ward border with Church ward runs down the centre of St John’s Road. We also take part and contribute every year to many events and voluntary organisations in Waterloo and across Victoria Ward. For example we contribute yearly to our three parks volunteer friend groups , the Sefton Green Gym, Rimrose Valley Friends, Waterloo festival, St John’s road Christmas events. Crosby & Waterloo in Bloom etc. You are welcome to ring me Councillor Michael Roche on 07472 253553 to chat about any concerns.


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