Walsall has been confirmed as one of the areas shortlisted to receive funding from the £830 million Future High Streets Fund. So far 15 areas have been awarded a share of £255 million and Walsall is one of the remaining 57 areas to receive a share of provisional funding of £576 million to further develop their plans.
The fund was set up by central government to support councils across England as they respond to the challenges of bouncing back after the Covid pandemic, the popularity of online shopping and fewer visitors.
It will enable the delivery of ambitious regeneration plans, drawn up by places, and fund new local projects such as improvements to transport infrastructure, new homes and the transformation of underused spaces.
Councils were invited to submit expressions of interest setting out the need for funding, the nature of the challenge and the vision for the future of the town centre.
We will use this page to update you on progress.