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Newhaven and Bognor given millions of pounds to regenerate towns

The Argus: Newhaven and Bognor given millions of pounds to regenerate towns Newhaven and Bognor given millions of pounds to regenerate towns

Newhaven and Bognor will be given millions of pounds to boost the economy and improve public spaces.

Newhaven will receive £1.9 million and Bognor £1.65 million from the Coastal Communities Fund, a scheme to regenerate seaside towns and villages.

The Sussex towns secured the grants after successful bids by Lewes District Council and Adur District Council for a share of £27.7 million of funding for more than 50 projects across the UK.

In Newhaven the money will be spent on developing existing |Denton Island facilities including new Innovation Space at the Enterprise Centre, more nursery space, new training rooms and a café.


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Plans are being finalised after yesterday’s announcement and construction work may begin as early as Autumn 2014.

MP for Lewes Norman Baker said: “I am hugely delighted with this news. Newhaven is firmly on the way up and well set for the future.

“Too many coastal towns and villages have suffered from economic decline and neglect but I have always felt that Newhaven has huge potential to draw in and attract new industries and to diversify the local economy.”

Plans for improvements to Bognor town centre include renovating the area in front of the train station, creating a welcoming Station Square.

It will be a flexible space for music and performance, there |will be a neighbouring area for temporary art installations and exhibitions and there will be a |new cafe quarter in front of Morrison’s.

Mayor of Bognor Paul Wells said: “I am delighted that Bognor Regis has been awarded this funding as it will assist with the regeneration of our town centre to make it a more attractive place to visit and shop.”

The Coastal Communities Fund was set up in 2012 to direct funds from the Big Lottery fund, which in turn comes from the National Lottery. Bidding for the next round of funding is now open.

The current round is expected to support more than 4,000 jobs and create more than 1,000 apprenticeships and training places across the UK.

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9:02am Sun 9 Mar 14

rogerthefish says...

I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it!
I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it! rogerthefish
  • Score: 12

9:53am Sun 9 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

rogerthefish wrote:
I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it!
I guess you have not been to Newhaven for some time?
The locals have NOT 'put up' with it. They are fighting the case through the courts.......

...... and the meantime, the fencing was 'adapted' last year by the locals, and they enjoyed the whole summer on a sandy beach.
Same as they will this year!
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it![/p][/quote]I guess you have not been to Newhaven for some time? The locals have NOT 'put up' with it. They are fighting the case through the courts....... ...... and the meantime, the fencing was 'adapted' last year by the locals, and they enjoyed the whole summer on a sandy beach. Same as they will this year! monkeymoo
  • Score: 26

10:35am Sun 9 Mar 14

twonk says...

Just walk down Newhaven High Street to see how bad it's become. The only people you'll see will be at the Job Centre.
Just walk down Newhaven High Street to see how bad it's become. The only people you'll see will be at the Job Centre. twonk
  • Score: 3

11:14am Sun 9 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

A couple of million will barely cover the biscuit budget on the gravy train?
A couple of million will barely cover the biscuit budget on the gravy train? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Nikski says...

rogerthefish wrote:
I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it!
Numpty! There's a beach on the other side of the harbour, East Beach which is much nicer than Brighton. We've been going there for years. Roger you are an ill-informed fish.....
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I would have thought billions were needed in Newhaven...It would help if they could open the town beach-could you imagine living in place where the village green is fenced off and sadly the locals put up with it![/p][/quote]Numpty! There's a beach on the other side of the harbour, East Beach which is much nicer than Brighton. We've been going there for years. Roger you are an ill-informed fish..... Nikski
  • Score: 3

3:13pm Sun 9 Mar 14

tez1959 says...

wouldnt it be nice if they could build a new little up to date shopping mall thats what it needs instead of building a viewing tower for billions in brighton
wouldnt it be nice if they could build a new little up to date shopping mall thats what it needs instead of building a viewing tower for billions in brighton tez1959
  • Score: 5

3:17pm Sun 9 Mar 14

droopydawg says...

the enterprise centre ? really? so its not being used for everyone then ? not somewhere where everyone can go ? just the people that use the centre, mostly unemployed and single mums?
it should be used to regenerate the town or provide something for EVERYONE
the enterprise centre ? really? so its not being used for everyone then ? not somewhere where everyone can go ? just the people that use the centre, mostly unemployed and single mums? it should be used to regenerate the town or provide something for EVERYONE droopydawg
  • Score: 15

3:55pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Durango_Splubb says...

Oooh goodie! with that sort of money we could paint 14.5 lamp posts or clear the gum from 62 sq metres of pavement or...
Oooh goodie! with that sort of money we could paint 14.5 lamp posts or clear the gum from 62 sq metres of pavement or... Durango_Splubb
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Sun 9 Mar 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Why did Adur District Council bid on behalf of Bognor. Wouldn't it be better to have supported Southwick, Shoreham or Lancing.
Why did Adur District Council bid on behalf of Bognor. Wouldn't it be better to have supported Southwick, Shoreham or Lancing. ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Sun 9 Mar 14

DCCCCCC says...

I couldn't believe it when I heard what the money for Newhaven was being spent on. In my opinion, Newhaven has got so much potential. Newhaven is surrounded by lovely walking areas and it has got some half decent beaches. It could be made into such a nice little town, yet the powers that be decide to spend the money on the Enterprise centre!
I couldn't believe it when I heard what the money for Newhaven was being spent on. In my opinion, Newhaven has got so much potential. Newhaven is surrounded by lovely walking areas and it has got some half decent beaches. It could be made into such a nice little town, yet the powers that be decide to spend the money on the Enterprise centre! DCCCCCC
  • Score: 12

9:21pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Newhavenles says...

Might be enough left over to remove that rotting hulk tied to the Denton Island bridge for the last 50 years,perhaps Newhaven town council Hasnt tnoticed it's there, along with the dirty streets,potholes and litter blowing around the streets all winter from recycle containers
Might be enough left over to remove that rotting hulk tied to the Denton Island bridge for the last 50 years,perhaps Newhaven town council Hasnt tnoticed it's there, along with the dirty streets,potholes and litter blowing around the streets all winter from recycle containers Newhavenles
  • Score: 5

9:37pm Sun 9 Mar 14

128 says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Why did Adur District Council bid on behalf of Bognor. Wouldn't it be better to have supported Southwick, Shoreham or Lancing.
I think The Argus meant Arun District Council, not Adur at a guess.
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Why did Adur District Council bid on behalf of Bognor. Wouldn't it be better to have supported Southwick, Shoreham or Lancing.[/p][/quote]I think The Argus meant Arun District Council, not Adur at a guess. 128
  • Score: 1

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