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Balbriggan Shop Front Enhancement Scheme Extended

Balbriggan ShopfrontsPictured at George's Square, Balbriggan at the announcement that the Balbriggan Town Shop Front Enhancement Grant scheme is to be extended are, Paul Reid (Chief Executive Fingal County Council). Cllr Grainne Maguire, Luke Moriarty (President of Balbriggan Chamber), Edel McGuinness (Balbriggan Chamber), Sean Corrigan (Balbriggan Chamber), Ed Hearne (Director of Economic Development Fingal County Council). Cllr Tony Murphy and Chris Harmon (Balbriggan Chamber)

The Balbriggan Town Shop Front Enhancement Grant scheme, which has brought great improvements to the streetscape in Balbriggan has been extended. The Scheme which began in 2016 will now incorporate Chapel Street, Railway Street, Clonard Street, Mill Street, Quay Street and High Street as well as the previous areas of Drogheda Street, Bridge Street, George’s Square and Dublin Street. The Scheme will provide financial assistance to business owners to improve shop fronts and commercial properties on the five identified streets in Balbriggan. Grant funding of up to 75 per cent of eligible costs is available to replace and renovate shop fronts or to paint shop fronts in the town centre.

The Scheme which has been in operation since 2016 has proved to be hugely successful and following requests from the Chamber of Commerce in Balbriggan and individual business owners is now being extended. The Council, along with Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce wish to build on the success of the Scheme on Main Street. Business owners who are interested should send in their completed forms by email to shopfrontscheme@fingal.ie on or before 4 p.m. Monday, 4th September 2017.

The works must be completed by Friday 29th September 2017. Ed Hearne, Director of Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development with Fingal County Council, said: “This initiative again exemplifies the Council’s commitment to the business community in Balbriggan and is part of an overall suite of measures aimed at reinvigorating Balbriggan Town Centre, making it a vibrant retail and commercial centre.