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The Growing Enterprise Fund awarded £3 million to Rushmoor Borough Council and Grainger plc to improve the look and feel of Aldershot Town Centre

The Growing Enterprise Fund awarded £3 million to Rushmoor Borough Council and Grainger plc to improve the look and feel of Aldershot Town Centre, improve access and ensure strong links between the town centre and the new Wellesley housing development on the former Aldershot Garrison site.

This regeneration scheme, worth £4.5million in total, is funded by Rushmoor Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Enterprise M3 through the Growing Enterprise Fund.

It aims to:

  • Improve links between different parts of town to encourage people visiting the Westgate Leisure Park to wander into town or, for people living at Wellesley, to shop locally, walk to the cinema or to access Aldershot’s leisure facilities
  • Make it easier for people to get from A to B by installing better signage and information
  • Reduce street clutter by getting rid of unnecessary signs and street furniture
  • Improve the appearance of shop frontages and buildings and portray an open, well looked after and maintained town centre
  • Make the most of the town centre trees by carrying out selective thinning to improve visibility at street level and planting new trees.

Work began on the scheme in January 2015 and aims to be completed by July 2015. When completed, these improvement works will help make Aldershot, one of the five Step-up Towns identified in our Strategic Economic Plan, a more attractive town to live and work in, thus accelerating the regeneration and revitalisation of Aldershot and its town centre.

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