Town Spirit

The story so far

A new lease of life will be given to the high street and surrounding area at Goldthorpe as we encourage new businesses to set up shop and refresh current businesses through our shop front scheme.

Improving the local offer will help to put Goldthorpe on the map as a place to visit, with improvements making a much better shopping experience.

Suggested future plans

  • Resurfacing and creating additional spaces to Whitworth Street car park.
  • Footway improvements to the high street.
  • New signage to improve the vibrancy of the area.
  • Improvements to the canopy over the shops.

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New business start-up grants

Grants of up to £5,000 are being offered to new businesses opening on Goldthorpe High Street, helping people achieve their potential through entrepreneurial spirit and trade to a broader audience with an online presence. 

The funding is available for new businesses that haven't previously traded, and applicants must not directly compete with a business that's already present on the high street. This helps to make sure that there's a better variety of shops and services in the area.

The new business must be in the Goldthorpe High Street area and must be willing to work with our Launchpad programme to develop a business plan.

Email us for more details or to apply.

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