£10,000 funding boost for CleveleysPublished Thursday, 19 January 2017
Cleveleys will receive £10,000 of funding to help set up a Cleveleys Coastal Community Team and develop an economic action plan for the future.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced the award following a successful funding bid by Wyre Council.
The first step will be to establish the new Cleveleys Coastal Community Team with representatives from Cleveleys businesses and retailers, Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group, LeftCoast, visitor attractions, schools and churches. This will be a newly formed team and will include many individuals and groups who already work for the benefit of Cleveleys in many ways and will build on the good work done so far.
Councillor Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for economic development at Wyre Council, said: "Cleveleys has some outstanding qualities including a nationally acclaimed and newly regenerated promenade, the Mythic Coast artwork trail and the specially commissioned Sea Swallow book which the Coastal Community Team will look to capitalise on."
Jane Littlewood, Chair of Cleveleys Town Team said: "The first step will be to go back to basics and find out from businesses what their issues and aspirations are and this will help to shape the action plan. All Cleveleys town centre businesses will receive a questionnaire and are encouraged to return it and have their say."
The next job for the team will be to draw up the town team action plan by the end of March 2017. This will take in to account both short and longer term community priorities taking on board any existing plans and seeking to improve their impact.