South Elmsall town council revamp to attract new jobs

Refurbished offices at Westfield Centre, Peter Jordan, Robert Hayhurst, Vic France and Clare Baxcter. (h613c505)
Refurbished offices at Westfield Centre, Peter Jordan, Robert Hayhurst, Vic France and Clare Baxcter. (h613c505)

Three businesses can benefit from rent free offices after South Elmsall Town Council successfully applied for European funding to renovate parts of the Westfield Centre.

The town council has now finished refurbishing the first floor offices and is inviting local firms to apply for one of the spaces.

The money came from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Wakefield Business Support Programme.

The project is a partnership between the town council, Wakefield Council, RCP 21 and South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council. It is supported financially by the European Union and is aimed at helping local businesses to create much-needed jobs across the district.

The council will rent out the three offices for free, although successful businesses will need to pay service charges to cover bills such as electricity, cleaning and telephone bills.

Certain ERDF eligibility criteria may also apply.

The Westfield Lane centre - which has WiFi, off road parking and a cafe - is managed by South Elmsall Community Facilities, a not for profit organisation.

Clare Baxter, council clerk, said: “If anyone is interested in the space we have three offices – one small, one medium and one large to let. The building has undergone extensive refurbishment work and boasts a number of services and facilities.”

For more information or to apply for one of the offices, call Clare Baxter on 01977 642335.