£1m will help transform Dover town centre
Dover has been awarded £1 million funding to improve the town
The announcement was made today by the Big Lottery Fund as part
of a scheme to transform "forgotten" areas.
Dover is one of six communities in the south east to be given
the cash from the Big Local programme., Residents will be asked for
their views on how the money should be spent.
The areas have been chosen as having been overlooked for funding
and investment in the past and are facing a range of different
issues from the decline of industry to high levels of unemployment
and crime, or a pressing need for new support services or
As well as funding for improvements, each area will receive
training and support from Local Trust to help residents spend the
money and increase their confidence, skills and kn-whow so they are
bett5er able to come together to make positive changes in their
areas in future.
It is understood the Dover money will be spent on the town
centre area from St James' Street to Buckland Bridge.
Full story will be in this week's Dover
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