Edgware Town Centre has been awarded £10,000 as part of the government’s Mary Portas Review.
The area was one of more than 300 ‘Town Team Partners’ nationwide which will benefit, Business Minister Mark Prisk announced earlier this week.
The Town Team is made up of local businesses and community stakeholders who have come together to address the key issues faced by businesses and to revive Edgware Station Road’s prosperity.
The Town Team is working with Barnet Council and the local Police to counteract challenges faced by Edgware, including crime, parking and the future development plans for the area. This will include developing a plan of action for Station Road which will include a series of community events.
Councillor Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council said: “This is welcome news, which will help give Edgware Town Centre a real boost and will allow the Town Team Partners to showcase the wonderful variety of businesses on offer in the run-up to Christmas.”
The £10,000 grant comes with a package of support from the Association of Town Centre Management who are offering their expertise to promote shared learning and best practice with the help of retail experts and other town teams from across the country.
Other North London towns included on the list are Nags Head in Islington, and Tottenham.