David Lloyd discusses our plans
On Friday 31 January our Leader Councillor David Lloyd answered a series of questions about the Newark Towns Fund live on Facebook.
Consultation and planning
Together with the local community and local businesses we are now drawing up plans to transform the town’s economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, heritage, skills and culture.
The ambition is to ‘re-imagine’ the town, maximise the positives of its independent shops, tourist offer and assets and its historic centre and architecture.
Proposals will be drawn up to address the severe effects of retail decline, vacant shops, anti-social behaviour, service an appropriate night-time economy and provide new residential and family offers to the town.
Key themes include
- improving skills
- creating higher value jobs
- improving digital connectivity
- improving transport links
Newark has been chosen as one of 100 places across the UK to have been invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals.
The #MyTown government campaign gives people a say in how the funding should transform the place where they live..
Locals are encouraged to share their views on a dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter through #MyTown.