Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

More funds for northern regeneration in Isle of Man

More shop owners in the north of the Isle of Man have been given the green light to apply for funds from the island's regeneration budget.

A government spokesman said the move was part of a scheme to to breathe life into Manx towns.

It means applications from shopkeepers in the west of Parliament Street, previously excluded from the scheme, will now be considered.

Bids have been approved for new windows, paint, canopies, and signs.

Chief Minister Allan Bell hopes the move will help increase the pace of change in the area.

He said: "We are continuing to push ahead with ideas to help our retailers and to create a more attractive, welcoming and vibrant town centre.

"The extension of the regeneration area will open up the possibility of funding to more shop owners and I hope they will submit applications and get on board with what we are trying to achieve."

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