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£4m for Grimsby regeneration

Words: Laura Edgar
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Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has committed a further £4 million to the regeneration of Grimsby.

The cash is part of the Grimsby Town Deal, bringing the total to £88 million. The town deal was launched in July 2018.

Skilled jobs and education are the focus of the town deal, which is part of the government's industrial strategy. Berry said the deal would “drive forward” regeneration.

As part of the second phase of the deal, North East Lincolnshire Council will work with national charity OnSide to develop a new youth zone in the town centre. OnSide operates 12 youth zones across the UK.

The investment would support the development of buildings at Garth Lane for the youth zone.

Philip Jackson, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "These projects are the first physical elements of the town deal being progressed in the short term. 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 underused land around Alexandra Dock."

Tom Shutes, of Clato Legacy Ltd, one of the private sector partners, added: “The next phase of our development plans will bring Grimsby’s heritage buildings back to life with exciting, new public uses to engage locals and visitors, the young and old and, crucially, skills and training.”

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