Residents and businesses of Clay Cross are set to have a chance to have their say on what they want to see for the town should it be successful in its bid to receive part of the £3.6bn government funding as part of the My Town initiative.
Phase one of the consultation will start on 26 June 2020 and run until 13 July 2020. All residents, local businesses and stakeholders will be invited to respond to an online survey that sets out a broad range of questions and themes in order to gauge the views and seek feedback from the community to shape the investment plan.
Clay Cross is one of 100 towns bidding to secure funding to develop and regenerate their local area, of which this consultation will form part of the investment plan proposal on how Clay Cross can be invested in to improve jobs, facilities, retail and a sustainable and thriving future for the town.
A second round of consultation will take place later in the summer. This consultation will relate to the final draft Investment Plan with residents again being able to have their say on how they think the investment could be spent to improve the town.
Councillor Carolyn Renwick, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our residents, businesses and stakeholders of Clay Cross to have their say on how their town should be shaped for the future”.
“It is an incredible opportunity to continue the process of regeneration and provide good, quality jobs for the local people with investment in the town for generations to come”.
“It is important everyone has their say on how their town can be shaped to benefit the wider community, employment opportunities, improved transport links and improved digital connectivity for the district”.
The Government launched the ‘MyTown’ campaign to encourage and facilitate a process through which local communities could provide their perspectives at all stage of the Towns Fund process. This provides another means through which residents and businesses can continuously feed their ideas and thoughts into this process.
MyTown can be accessed online. https://mytown.communities.gov.uk/town/clay-cross/