£2 million to be invested in Kingston's market place
By adam_leone | Thursday, October 25, 2012, 17:40
Key areas surrounding Kingston's market place are to recieve two million pounds worth of investment in a plight to boost tourism, enhance the area and fund projects for the next two years.
Shoppers in Kingston market place
The money is coming from the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund which is helping highstreets up and down the country.
Kingston market place will see new granite paving installed along with new street furniture, as well as 'new creative lighting'.
All Saints Church will also get a slice of the grant to help launch a heritage project focusing on the Saxon history of the area.
Tourism organisation, Kingstonfirst will work in turning Kingston Upon Thames into a tourist attraction.
The Bishop Palace car park could also be set for a makeover, with the loading bay and car park being transformed into a performance space.
London Mayor, Boris Johnson has said: "We've listened to what local people want and I think it is fantastic news that work is advancing in Kingston's town centre.
The signing of a grant is said to be a significant milestone in Kingston's regeneration project. Just this week Surbitonpeople.co.uk reported that Surbiton highstreet was to receive a cash injection aswell.