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Newark has been awarded Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) status as well as receiving funding from Historic England


By Rachel Armitage


Newark has been awarded Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) status, having secured a £250,000 boost from Historic England for conservation projects in the town centre.

Funding will be focused on helping to revive and revitalise the town, particularly in helping to promote traditional shop frontages, offering assistance and incentives to convert upper floors, assisting in improving the fortunes of ‘problem’ buildings, and dealing with the consequences of heritage crime.

The funding will be used for a variety of projects, including essential repairs to historic buildings and restoring shop-fronts and façades.

Newark Beastmarket Hill. (4164221)
Newark Beastmarket Hill. (4164221)

The fund will also be used for commercial investment in high streets by demonstrating how historic sites can be successfully repurposed as well as offering funding and developing education projects to help repurpose these historic buildings.

Councillor David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “This is excellent news and will assist helping to preserve the town’s unique historical qualities, address buildings which are of concern, and further enhance Newark as a place to visit and in which to stay.”

This follows the announcement that Newark is one of 69 locations to benefit from a £95 million heritage boost, as well as receiving £25m in the Towns Fund last week.

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