A SECTION of Minehead town centre is set for a £25,000 facelift later this year.

Flower displays and street decorations are on the agenda for Minehead BID’s programme in 2020 – with a pledge to continue adding colour and interest to the town’s shopping streets.

This summer should see another 50 baskets provided for the town centre following positive comments about last summer’s floral displays.

And later in the year traders will be given details of a £25,000 facelift for The Avenue which will involve additional plantings, bunting and Christmas lighting.

Minehead’s Business Improvement District project was launched in July 2018 with a five-year plan which is being supported by levy payments from more than 200 local businesses.

Money raised is divided between organising events, marketing and public space improvements.

Graham Sizer, chairman of Minehead BID said: "We have had some very positive comments about the brighter appearance of the town centre thanks to the flower displays provided by ourselves along with partners Minehead Town Council and clearly here is one area where we can make a real difference to the atmosphere in the streets for relatively little outlay."

“A lot of people have spoken favourably about the floral displays and how they can remember how well Minehead used to fare in the Britain in Bloom competition.

“It would be nice to think we could eventually achieve displays of a similar standard to those which used to put Minehead on the list of national winners.”

With a predominant red, white and blue theme to mark the 75th anniversary in 2020 of VE Day Holloway Street, the access streets from The Avenue to Summerland car park and Bancks Street will all be given a facelift this summer.