Businesses on six shopping streets across Southwark will receive support from a £2 million regeneration fund.
Southwark Council announced on 23 February that shops on Harper Road, East Street, Walworth Road, Tower Bridge Road, Lower Road, Rye Lane and Camberwell New Road would be part of its Shopping Parade Capital Programme for the next two years.
The funding shall be used to improve the look and feel of shopping areas to encourage people to shop locally.
Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said the council would work closely with local businesses “to decide how this money is spent to improve areas for locals and visitors alike”.
He added: "Our high streets and shopping parades are the life blood of our town centres.
"This fund will help support independent shops and businesses in these key locations and help make the most of the opportunities that our city and borough has to offer."
A new website for the local community, which explains the council's plans for the regeneration of Old Kent Road, has been launched