Council receives approval of £15m regeneration fund

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Bolsover District Council has received confirmation that its list of projects for the £15million Regeneration Funding awarded in the Autumn Statement has been approved.

The council submitted its schedule of schemes at the end of January 2024 in line with the government guidance and against tight timescales.

The funding is place-based for the whole of the District of Bolsover. When drawing up the list of schemes the council stipulated that the money should benefit the entire district and the projects put forward support this commitment.

The projects include improvements to the public realm around the district, enhancing shop fronts to help make the area more visually appealing to attract shoppers and visitors and the establishment of community and creative hubs.

Also included in the bid was the redevelopment of prominent buildings in Bolsover town to help create a thriving place people want to visit and work in.

Council Chief Executive, Karen Hanson said: “We had just eleven days from when we received the funding criteria to submitting the initial schemes, so we are delighted to have received confirmation that we have the go-ahead.

“We will now look to prioritise the schemes and ensure the money we have been allocated is

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