Good meeting with Azzouz El-Mahraoui earlier this week to discuss the new shopping parade regeneration scheme that has been funded via the £25 million Town Deal. Azzouz will be heading up the taskforce that will manage the scheme.
There will be around £2 million available to invest in supporting shopping parades across the Town. The taskforce will have its first meeting soon where it will be drawing up the process for how the money is distributed.
I’m very keen to ensure that the money is distributed to every corner of the Town and as soon as possible.
There will be extensive public consultation as part of the scheme. I will post more details when I know more.