ACCRINGTON is set to get a £139,000 cash boost to fund two schemes to help revamp the town centre.
The People of Accrington and Church Together (PACT) Board has given £64,000 to help replace CCTV cameras and fund a new monitoring station to be based at Greenbank Police Station in Blackburn.
The 10-year-old system currently in use is badly in need of a revamp.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "I am particularly pleased with this as it sends a clear message to people that their priorities are our priorities."
PACT, which is responsible for allocating cash from the Single Regeneration Budget, also agreed to give £75,000 to fund a so-called Masterplan for Accrington to help regenerate the town.
This will involve hiring consultants to talk to businesses and shops in a bid to produce a plan to bring investment into Hyndburn over the next 10 to 15 years.
John Wells, chairman of the PACT board, said: "The board felt that both these projects were vital to improving the security and employment prospects of all residents of Hyndburn.
"Accrington town centre is at a critical crossroads and its urgent regeneration is vital if it is going to be a place for people to shop, visit, enjoy and work in. It was not a decision we could avoid."
Councillor Peter Clarke, Cabinet portfolio holder for employment and the economy, said: "I welcome the decision by the PACT board to support these projects. Accrington town centre potentially has a very exciting future."