We have recently commissioned expert advisors to produce Covid-19 Recovery Plans for each of our four main towns within the District as part of measures to support their recover from the current circumstances.
Work on the plans will begin immediately, focusing on Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook and South Normanton and will involve both businesses and customers being asked to help to shape the priority actions which will then be discussed by the Council.
The selected advisors, Heartflood, will be making a number of assessments and recommendations based on their specialist knowledge and have also been asked to investigate the ongoing development and long-term sustainability of each place.
Businesses within each centre, as well as residents who are customers of each town, are therefore being urged to complete a brief questionnaire and more detail is available via the town centre information sheet:
- Bolsover businesses
- Bolsover consumers
- Clowne businesses
- Clowne consumers
- Shirebrook businesses
- Shirebrook consumers
- South Normanton businesses
- South Normanton consumers
Council Leader, Councillor Steve Fritchley said, “We have got to do all we can to help local businesses and the town centres flourish so they become sustainable and the heart of the community. Suggestions or ideas are welcome, so we can look at them in more detail and come up with a plan to improve the town centre offer.”
Chris Gregory from Heartflood added: “Whilst we will be able to make a range of suggestions for each centre, it is critically important that we gain the views of as many local businesses and customers to allow us to best shape the proposed improvement plans which we produce.”
The project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit GOV.UK website.