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Newark and Sherwood District Council to hold drop-in events to highlight major £20m regeneration plans for Ollerton and Clipstone to the community

Major plans for the regeneration of two towns will be shared with resident in a series of drop-in events.

In two separate projects Ollerton and Clipstone are set to benefit from a combine £20m of allocated Government funding, with plans developed with the input of residents and businesses to address the needs of each area.

A drop-in event in Ollerton will take place tomorrow (July 11) from 3pm to 7pm at Ollerton and Boughton Town Hall on Sherwood Drive.

Ollerton drop-in event. Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council.
Ollerton drop-in event. Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council.

In Clipstone residents will be able to visit a drop-in event next Wednesday (July 17) from 12pm to 6pm at Clipstone Village Hall on Church Road.

Ollerton’s plans include a brand-new town centre with a public sector service hub, home to services of the town and district councils; a brand-new state-of-the-art library and community space; community cinema; public and retail spaces and new homes.

Clipstone’s plans include brand-new high-quality sports facilities including cricket and football pitches, in partnership with the Clipstone Miners’ Welfare Community Trust, plus a new visitor centre and playpark at the Vicar Water Country Park, all within sight of the Clipstone Colliery headstocks.

It will also feature new business units intended to help small and start-up businesses grow.

Clipstone drop-in event. Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council.
Clipstone drop-in event. Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council.

The public is invited to see the plans and architect’s visualisations at the drop-in events, ask questions and input into the project ahead of plans being submitted for approval in autumn.

District council leader Paul Peacock, said: “We have an exciting, once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a prosperous new future for everyone in Ollerton and Clipstone.

“Our residents deserve the best facilities, homes and opportunities and we are working hard to make this happen.

“They now have the opportunity to have their say on how these plans are delivered, we’re asking residents to come along to any of the events, and share their views with us, take a look at our plans and help us to shape the future of their community.

“Both towns have a heritage defined by hard working people with a strong community spirit. We’re asking both communities to help us to build on this heritage and deliver these projects to create towns we can all be proud of.”

More information about the projects can be found on Newark and Sherwood District Council’s website.

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