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12.07.19

‘Pioneering’ Grimsby regeneration deal gets multi-million funding boost

The Northern Powerhouse minister has announced a £3.75m funding boost to kickstart the major regeneration plans for Grimsby town centre.

Part of the “pioneering” Town Deal, the latest investment represents the second phase of Grimsby’s “unprecedented regeneration strategy” bringing the total investment from both the public and private sector to £88m.

Plans for the town centre include a brand-new Youth Zone, with North East Lincolnshire Council working with national charity OnSide to develop the zone.

The council said the Grimsby Town Deal puts skilled jobs and education at its heart, representing a key part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy to boost the UK’s productivity.

Jake Berry, the Northern Powerhouse minister, said: “The investment we’re making through the UK’s first Town Deal will help drive forward regeneration, create new opportunities for residents, young and old, and ensure the future for Grimsby is a bright and prosperous one.

“This regeneration strategy builds on our work across the Northern Powerhouse and is an essential part of our modern Industrial Strategy, creating jobs and training opportunities, while supporting businesses across the North and the rest of the UK.”

GRIMSBY 2018July 2018, marking the signing of the Grimsby Town Deal.

The “ground-breaking” Greater Grimsby Town Deal was launched in July 2018, and signals the government’s commitment to working “hand-in-hand” with communities.

READ MORE: Up to 10,000 new homes on the way with new £67m ‘landmark’ deal for Grimsby

The next phase of the Town Deal will look at a programme to drive up educational attainment and enhance adult skills.

The leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Philip Jackson, described these projects as the “first physical elements” of the deal’s short-term progress.

“However, the Town Deal is acting as a catalyst to unlock a much wider regeneration programme for Grimsby Town Centre and the Port of Grimsby. It has the potential to realise new commercial, cultural, leisure and residential opportunities on the port and on under-used land around Alexandra Dock.”

“Delivering the Town Deal has been a major part of our work, and it’s the dedication of people and organisations involved that we’ve reached this point.”

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