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Lottery money for 'historic' Wolverhampton street fund

There are a number of listed buildings on Queen Street

An "historic" Wolverhampton street is to receive lottery funding as part of a bid to "spruce up" its buildings.

The Heritage Lottery Fund will provide an initial £40,000 to help the city council develop plans for Queen Street.

Once proposals are approved, a further £864,000 of grants to fund repairs and improvements will be made available to property owners.

The city council said it hoped the cash would boost the area's "struggling businesses".

Wolverhampton City Council said The Queen Street Gateway Enhancement Project also hoped to involve the local community in charting the street's history.

Cllr Peter Bilson, cabinet member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity, said the money would enable the council to "provide real support for struggling businesses."

Head of the West Midlands fund Reyahn King said the money would benefit "important local heritage" and help "reinvigorate the local economy".

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