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Earlestown conservation area townscape heritage bid


The Council is currently developing a bid for Heritage Lottery funding for Earlestown's new conservation area. If the bid is successful, the grants scheme would be available to local businesses and building owners to undertake conservation of important building features. Recipients will be required to make a relatively small financial contribution. Examples of suitable works would include the following:

  • removal of solid roller shutters 
  • new traditional timber shopfronts
  • traditional hand-painted shop signs
  • replacement of UPVC window frames with insulated timber sliding sash windows
  • repair and reinstatement of chimneys and chimney pots
  • improved access arrangements to allow separate access to upper floors to help bring them back into use

The scheme encourages community involvement and some grant aid may be available to local groups to help promote the heritage in Earlestown.

There would also be training schemes to up-skill local construction staff in traditional methods of repair and renovation for older buildings.

One aspect of the scheme would be improvements to the local street scene, for example:

  • more street trees around the Market Square and Market Street
  • improved seating
  • possible repairs to the obelisk
  • possibly an improved year-round focal point where the Christmas tree is located

Download a copy of the recent presentation

If you would like to comment or get involved, please email conservation@sthelens.gov.uk.