SOME creative thinking is needed in Stonehaven with £10,000 up for grabs for a scheme aimed at kick-starting our local business economy.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Town Centres Phoenix Fund will provide similar sums to 12 other larger towns in the Shire, while 13 smaller communities are to receive £5,000.
The cash boost recognises the impact of restrictions on non-essential retail, food and drink and of the closure of other services – public and private.
And as the lockdown lifts, it is feared Stonehaven’s businesses may face customers with lower levels of confidence, and perhaps less disposable income.
So what would improve your shopping experience in town? What would encourage you to spend what you can afford with our local businesses?
Stonehaven Should Register Interest by June 26
It is expected the Business Association may make the application, but other organisations such as the Community Council or Rotary Club would also be an acceptable applicant – but there can only be one project per town, so collaboration is the name of the game.
Full details of the Phoenix Fund are available here