Purley BID has received £20,000 funding from the Mayor of London to implement an innovative project to help the town centre flourish and thrive as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will help kickstart the BID’s project to transform Purley from a town that you ‘pass through’ to an inter-generational, inclusive destination that supports a rapidly changing diverse community. The project will provide spaces and events to connect and celebrate; mental health through a stimulating and invigorating environment and activities and physical health by ease of access for walking and cycling through enhanced public spaces. It will also improve our environmental issues through community-led greening and a welcoming reception through creative use of space, light, art and wayfinding; entrepreneurial creativity through social and retail collaborations.
It is one of 35 projects across London which have received seed funding to address issues such as bringing vacant buildings into use, protecting cultural spaces, boosting community business and supporting employment on the high street.
More details are here: https://developcroydon.com/purley-bid-wins-mayoral-funding-to-transform…