secures £10k of economic regeneration funding
Town Council is celebrating today (Friday), having securing thousands
of pounds of funding after being selected by the Department for
Communities and Local Government to set up a 'Coastal Communities
funding will be focused on creating a plan that identifies opportunities
for economic regeneration and compiling a long-term vision for
Burnham town centre.
is one of 116 communities across the UK to have been selected,
and one of more than 40 in the south west.
Coastal Community Team will be given £10,000 of grant funding
to help them establish themselves and develop their Economic Plan
for the area, which DCLG has asked to be published by the end
of January 2016.
Centre Manager, Bev Milner Simonds who submitted the local bid,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The task over the next five months
is to develop a plan that identifies the improvements that will
make a difference to the economic viability of the town centre."
lot of money has been spent in recent years on plans and surveys,
I hope that this process sees a thorough review of that hard work;
gathers up-to-date views and produces a final plan that acts as
a springboard for future investment."
delivery of this plan will undoubtably mean bids to central government
funds like the Coastal Community Fund, the Coastal Revival Fund
and possibly the Power to Change programme."
Anne Fraser, Economic Strategy Portfolio Holder for Sedgemoor,
said: "Sedgemoor District Council is delighted that Burnham-On-Sea
has been successful in receiving Coastal Community Teams funding
to support seaside regeneration."
Economic Development team has worked alongside Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council to place the bid and we are pleased this hard work
has been recognised."
look forward to working with the town council and project team
to maximise the Coastal Community Teams funding for local residents
with each area being awarded £10,000 to kick-start work,
the 116 Coastal Community Teams across the UK will also be able
to bid for up to a £50,000 share of a new £3 million
Coastal Revival Fund to support or restore local heritage and
facilities which benefit the wider community and the surrounding
economy, which is now open to applications.
government wants the teams bringing together local business,
councils and people to help co-ordinate regeneration projects
in their area and get the chance to shape the next wave of the
successful Coastal Communities Fund, announced in the Budget last
towns in the South West to have secured the funding include Penzance,
Barnstaple, Beer, Bideford, Bridport, Brixham, Bude, Clevedon,
Dorchester, Portland Dorset, Exe Estuary, Exmouth, Falmouth, Fremington,
Hayle, Looe, Lydney, Lyme Regis, Lynton & Lynmouth, Minehead,
Newquay, Newton Abbot, Ilfracombe, Paignton, Plymouth, Porthcurno,
Porthtowan, Portreath, Saltash Waterside, SevernNet Bristol, St
Austell, St Endellion Cornwall, St Ives, Teignmouth and Dawlish,
Torpoint & Rame, Torquay, Wadebridge, Watchet, Weston-super-Mare