The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, is set to launch a £million regeneration scheme on Friday 21 July.
The will go towards Copeland's towns and villages with £500,000 towards regenerating business premises.
Owners, landlords and tenants of units are able to apply for part of the funding, although priority will be given to the four main town centres of Whitehaven, Cleator Moor, Egremont and Millom.
A £1million revamp of Gretna's Central Avenue is set to get underway early in the new year.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed a contractor to carry out the work that will include a new garden for the register office, improved car parking and revamping of pavements and paths.
The scheme is part of the Gretna Masterplan, which was adopted following extensive consultation in 2008, and identified the need to define the area around Central Avenue and Kirtle Place as the town centre.
The scheme is due to be completed towards the end of next year.
Work is underway on a programme that has been designed to transform and improve parts of Gretna Green and Springfield.
The regeneration will take around four months to complete and includes:-
- Enhancing community seating area at Headless CrossCreating new community seating area at Westgill Road
- The creation of four sandstone Gateway features designed to mark the key entrances to Gretna Green and Springfield
- Tree planting on Gretna Loaning and in Springfield
- Improvements to the footway at Stormont Terrace
The works, which are being funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost around £250,000, and the money will come from the Council’s Capital Programme.
Councillor Craig Peacock has said that the regeneration project in Gretna and Springfield will see many improvements made to the area.
Dumfries and Galloway Council commissioned the work, which began today.
Work has begun to improve the centre of Gretna Green and Springfield for both residents and visitors.
The regeneration, commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost £250,000 and will include extensive improvements in the centre of Gretna at Headless Cross.
It is expected to be completed by Spring.
Work to regenerate the area around the railway station in Annan is underway.
Dumfries & Galloway Council have allocated £260,000 to the project.
New lighting will be put in and roads will be re-surfaced. Landscaping will also improve access to the station and Annan Academy.
Dumfries and Galloway Council say the regeneration of the Gretna, Lockerbie, Annan corridor is a priority.