Leiston: Business association’s bid to improve high street will get under way with a ‘town tidy’

Leiston Business Association is undertaking a radical review of the town centre. The project entitle

Leiston Business Association is undertaking a radical review of the town centre. The project entitled Leiston Pride will see LBA actively encouraging local businesses to improve their presence on the high street. To launch this project, LBA have organised a community Town Tidy on the morning of Sunday, July 14. Chris Nichols and Wayne Burns, manager of the Leiston Film Theatre. - Credit: Archant

A bid to encourage traders to spruce up their high street will get under way this weekend.

Leiston Business Association (LBA) has organised a “town tidy” on Sunday, from 10am until noon. It is part of the LBA’s Leiston Pride campaign, which started after a lively AGM during which members voiced their concern at the appearance of the high street.

Flaking paintwork, shabby signage and the neglect of regular weeding outside businesses were just some of the grievances raised.

The LBA is now focused on tackling the issue and chairman Chris Nichols said there was a genuine will to see the town centre improved. “We are hopeful that all local traders will use this initiative to work closely with the business association for the benefit of all those who work and live here,” he said.

To take part in the tidy meet outside the film theatre at 9.30am on Sunday. Bags and gloves will be provided.