Council grants help Nelson businesses

Council grants help Nelson businesses

Choc Shop owners Shehraz Akhtar and Nofill Akhtar.

First Stop's Steve Coulton

First published in News

TWO shops in Nelson town centre have received grants from Pendle Council to help them out.

First Stop, which sells electronic cigarettes, and Choc Stop, offering warm shakes and coffees, have both recently opened.

Coun Paul White, who leads on regeneration, said: “It’s great to support local businesses like these through our premises improvement and business start-up grants.”

Grants can be used for things such as signage, canopies, new windows and window displays. The council can also pay towards new websites for businesses and promotional flyers.

Anyone starting up in Pendle can contact the council for advice. Go to www.pendle.gov.uk/ business or telephone Imtiaz Shah on 01282 661688.

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2:57pm Thu 6 Dec 12

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

no comment needed!!
no comment needed!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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5:29pm Thu 6 Dec 12

katypri says...

yes i am sure they got a grant i wouldnt expect anything else
yes i am sure they got a grant i wouldnt expect anything else katypri
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7:21pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Rimbus says...

You couldn't make it up! Pendle Council gives away taxpayer's money to the Nelson version of the Chuckle Brothers to set up a sweet shop. That's a real coup for the Borough and will at least keep Pendle towards the top of the league tables for diabetes and obesity. Well done Pendle Council, give yourselves a pat on the back!
You couldn't make it up! Pendle Council gives away taxpayer's money to the Nelson version of the Chuckle Brothers to set up a sweet shop. That's a real coup for the Borough and will at least keep Pendle towards the top of the league tables for diabetes and obesity. Well done Pendle Council, give yourselves a pat on the back! Rimbus
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10:22am Mon 17 Dec 12

NavNelson says...

Give the guys a break. At least they had the initiative to get up and do something. Better than can be said for those who merely post negative comments.
Give the guys a break. At least they had the initiative to get up and do something. Better than can be said for those who merely post negative comments. NavNelson
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