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Newark and Sherwood District Council leader Councillor David Lloyd to discuss Newark's £25million Towns Fund grant via Facebook Live

You have the chance to hear more about government funding opportunities for the town on Friday, and find out more.

Newark has been chosen to receive up to £25million from the government-awarded Towns Fund, and Newark and Sherwood District Council leader Mr David Lloyd will be speaking on a special Facebook Live stream on Friday to discuss the news and other town centre issues.

The live stream will be available via the district council's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NSDCouncil/ from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, and you can ask questions in advance and throughout the programme either via the council's Facebook page or by emailing pr@nsdc.info

Newark Castle House Newark & Sherwood Council Building. (4164236)
Newark Castle House Newark & Sherwood Council Building. (4164236)

Detailed proposals are being drawn up with the local community, businesses and local leaders to help transform the town’s economic growth prospects, with a focus on improved transport, heritage, skills and culture.

The ambition is to ‘re-imagine’ the town, maximise the positives of its independent shops, tourist offer and assets and its historic centre and architecture.

Proposals will aim to address issues of retail decline, increase footfall in the town centre, improve skills and incomes and provide new residential and family offers to the town.

Mr Lloyd said: “We are working on a regeneration programme which will match our vision and ambition to revamp and breathe new life into Newark town centre.

“We are looking forward to shaping our proposals with residents, businesses, and partners in line with the central government’s new TownsFund and other funding packages, to re-imagine the town’s future development and this Facebook Live streaming will look at how we will aim to to do this.”

Newark was chosen as one of 100 places across the UK to have been invited to develop proposals for the Towns Fund initiative.

This is the first streaming of four Facebook Live events which have been scheduled for the coming months.

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