Published: Thursday, 16th June 2022
New signage finger posts have been installed in King’s Lynn town centre thanks to the Government’s Welcome Back Fund and Town Fund.
The signage for the town has been put together by the borough council Tourism Officer, helped by King’s Lynn Civic Society. Cllr Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Business, Culture and Heritage, explained: “28 new fingerposts will help people to find places like the shopping centre, Historic Quarter, King Street, True’s Yard Museum, the river and waterfront, Greyfriars Tower and the Walks.
“The Welcome Back fund is mainly paying for this and we hope it will encourage more people to come back to King’s Lynn Town Centre to explore everything the town has to offer. This funding has been given to us by the Government and the European Regional Development Fund.
“The old signage was over 20 years old and showing its age. As we head towards the summer and many people choose to take a staycation these signs will be an asset to the town and are an excellent example of building back better since the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Most of the cost of the finger posts is being paid by the Welcome Back fund, which also includes ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funding, to reduce economic and social disparity. It was awarded to Local Authorities in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on the local high street and the need to support local businesses by creating a safe and welcoming environment. A small amount is also being paid by the Town Deal fund to pay for the removal and disposal of the existing posts.