East Lindsey

East Lindsey businesses have shop fronts revamped thanks to council funding

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Four local businesses have improved their shop fronts thanks to grant funding 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 benefited 24 businesses and awarded £45,203.55 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.

Some of the local businesses that have benefited from the scheme are:

Rags to Richers in Wainfleet


Natalie Kaye was awarded a grant of £1,413.45 enabling her to transform the appearance of the shop.

The grant helped towards a full external repaint of the frontage, a new canopy, and a new hand painted shop sign.

People First Mobility in Skegness


Karen Sheppard offers a buy and loan scheme to people who needed help to get around with the help of a mobility vehicle.

The shop also has a wide range of household aids and walking aids.

The grant of £3,000 helped towards the full replacement of the shop canopy, new doors and new signage.

Stephen J Hewitt Optometrists in Louth


Melanie Hewitt has renewed the shop front with a grant of £1,437.

The works included the repainting of the shop frontage, white paint removed from the first floor windows, and sandstone repairs to the top floor string course.

Damselfly Living in Louth


Owner Pip Molloy has enhanced the shop front with a grant of £1,611.83.

Pip was able to have a new eye-catching shop sign installed and the shop frontage repainted.

Portfolio holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy, Councillor Adam Grist, said:

“It’s great to see how 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.”

The Shop Front Grant Scheme is now closed to new applications.

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