East Lindsey

East Lindsey businesses take advantage of council grants to revamp shop fronts

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Twenty-four local businesses have renovated their shop fronts thanks to valuable grants from East Lindsey District Council.

The council’s Shop Front Grant Scheme opened in December 2015 offering up to £3,000 towards project costs.

In total the scheme has awarded £45,203.55 to businesses across the district.

The council launched the scheme to enhance the appearance of shop fronts to increase footfall on the high streets and in turn improve the economy of the area.

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Owners of the Fat Seagull were granted £1,333.33 in funding.

Catherine and Mark Hallsworth of The Fat Seagull, Sandilands, were awarded a grant of £1,333.33 enabling them to transform the café, bistro, deli and gift shop.

The grant helped towards a full external repaint of the premises frontage and side, the windows and doors were repainted.

A local graphic designer was also commissioned to create their logo which was painted onto the side of the building and included in the new signage at the front.

Lady B’s Cupcakery Tea Room and Cake Maker in Mablethorpe has also been transformed into owner Andy and June Brett’s cupcake shop and café.

They received a grant of £2,696.25 which helped towards the cost of a new permanent canopy over the external seating area for the cafe/tearoom.

Portfolio holder for market towns and rural economy, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “The Shop Front Grant Scheme has helped to improve the appearance of shops across East Lindsey.

“The improvements these businesses have made with the council’s help will ensure our towns remain vibrant and attractive places to visit and shop supporting the area’s economy.”