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A £675m fund to help our struggling high streets

A £675m fund to help our struggling high streets

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Local councils are being invited to bid for a share in a government fund set up to help reinvigorate the country's struggling high streets. The £675m fund was announced by chancellor Philip Hammond in October's Budget but the bidding process opens today.It comes after the report of a panel led by Sir John Timpson, which called for a community-driven approach to transforming the high streets into "community hubs".Communities minister Jake Berry said: "We all know high streets are changing, we can't hide from this reality."But we're determined to ensure they continue to sit at the heart of our communities for generations to come."To do this we have to support investment in infrastructure, boosting local economies and ensuring people are able to get the most out of their ...