Harwich pub to revamp toilets with help from council grant
A Harwich pub is refurbishing its facilities with the help of cash from Tendring District Council (TDC).
The New Bell Inn, on Outpart Eastward, successful applied for funding from TDC’s Harwich and Dovercourt Bay Business Grant Scheme.
The grant, of £1,605, will match-fund refurbishment of the ladies’ and gents’ toilets at the pub.
Pamela Walsh, owner of the New Bell Inn, said: “We are ecstatic to finally be having our toilets refurbished.
“Thanks to the help of Tendring District Council, which has contributed half the cost towards the renovation works, we will finally have a beautiful bathroom for all. Thank you TDC.”
TDC’s grant scheme is supporting independent businesses within the Harwich and Dovercourt town centre areas to carry out improvement works, with the offer of match-funding from £100 to £2,000.
In total £20,000 is available, and the money is primarily being targeted in both towns to help mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of The Mayflower, the Harwich ship which carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620.
Mary Newton, TDC Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth, encouraged other eligible businesses to apply to the grant scheme.
“This support is there to help independent businesses in these two towns to make improvements; and grants are really being given out at a pace now,” Cllr Newton said.
“If you want to freshen up your store front, make your business sparkle with new windows, or like the New Bell Inn improve the customer facilities, look at applying for a grant.”
For more information about the grants scheme visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk/business/harwich-and-dovercourt-bay-business-grants-scheme
For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.
Attached images show the New Bell Inn, and one of the facilities. Pictures: Matt Cattermole/TDC