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Newark MP Robert Jenrick has said that a plan is being put in place for Newark's historic buildings


By Rachel Armitage


Newark MP Robert Jenrick has laid out plans for Newark's share of £95million Government funds, including a new vision for Newark's market place.

It was announced today that our town is one of 69 locations that will benefit from a £95million heritage boost for high streets.

Mr Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said that the news was more good news for Newark.

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He said: "It's been a week of great news for Newark, following on from £25m Newark will receive in the Towns Fund.

"The Government has created the Heritage Fund for towns with a rich heritage and a number of historic buildings to help them prepare a strategic plan to restore buildings and put them on a strong footing for the future.

"Newark is going to be one of them and will receive £250,000 with the potential for more."

Mr Jenrick said that the proposal is that the funding will be used to develop a new vision for the Market Place, Beaumond Cross and Potterdyke, as well as being used for engagement activities, events and cultural programmes with the theme of Newark's past and future.

Newark market place (16563698)
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The plan is also to create a guide for landlords to help them manage and maintain historic buildings.

Mr Jenrick said: "Newark's town centre is one of the most important in the country, so it's very important we take this seriously and see how we can improve and maintain its historic buildings and bring people into the town to enjoy it.

"We want to create a partnership with Historic England to develop these plans to save our historic buildings.

"This is a great opportunity for us to develop a really good and exciting plan for the future."

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