Projects making up bid for £25m of Government funding for Nuneaton agreed

The projects that will form the basis of a bid for £25m of Government funding for Nuneaton have been agreed.

Twelve projects will be included within the My Town Nuneaton submission (Town Investment Plan).

Nuneaton is one of 100 towns across the country that has been selected to bid for funding from the Government’s Towns Fund Initiative – where up to £25m per town is available.

The projects were identified following an initial public consultation with Nuneaton residents where they were asked to submit their ideas and around 300 submissions were made.

The ideas helped formulate the final projects, which fit in with the key areas of local transport, digital connectivity, urban regeneration, arts, culture and heritage, and skills, education and enterprise.

The My Town Nuneaton board is made up of business representatives, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough councillors, Warwickshire County councillors and representatives from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Warwickshire CAVA, the health sector and community.

Sean Farnell, chair of the My Town Nuneaton Board, said: “We are all extremely pleased with our final projects that will form our Town Investment Plan for Nuneaton.

“We think we have a fantastic line-up of extremely strong projects.

“We could not have done any of this without the people of Nuneaton, the ideas that they submitted at the start of all of this have been at the forefront of everything and were crucial to the development of all of the projects, so we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part and supported us.

“If we are successful in gaining the funding, and here’s hoping we are, we will be keeping everyone fully informed about the progress of these projects and engaging with everyone so that they can have their say.”