Many towns and cities have adopted a new on street cafe culture to help meet the challenges brough about by the coronavirus pandemic.
EAST Londonderry MLA Claire Sugden has welcomed a cash injection for town centres, saying support and fresh ideas could help draw more customers into towns.
Executive ministers last week announced a total of £11m would be distributed to councils for the revitalisation project.
From this, £449,000 will come to towns in the Causeway Coast and Glens council area.
“The fortunes of town centres have been declining in recent years, but a commitment to financially supporting them is great news for both businesses and customers,” the MLA said.
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