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Small businesses in Aldershot win share of £40k funding

Rushmoor Borough Council is handing out £43,530 of funding to eight businesses in Aldershot town centre

The funding, which is part of its Activation Aldershot scheme, was approved during a meeting of the council’s cabinet committee.

Successful applicants include a café, a bar and a haberdashery. The idea is to restore traditional shop front features and other architectural details and promote Aldershot’s Victorian character.

Councillor Roland Dibbs, cabinet member for environment, said the response from independent traders and small businesses had been ‘really positive’.

Among the successful applicants was haberdashery Bids and Pieces in Wellington Street, which requested £2,995 to repaint and repair its shop front to reflect the building’s age and heritage, and to install a hanging sign.

Bids and Pieces in Wellington Street intends to repaints and repair its shop front and install a hanging sign. Owners Bridget and Phil Powell said: “We can’t wait to get started on the improvements, which we hope will attract even more customers. This has been an exciting council-led initiative to help some of the small businesses in town. We are looking forward to the improvements; it’s a great boost for us.”

Other successful applicants included Poppins café and The Funky End bar.