Help determine future of Kimberley with up to £20million set to improve town

Residents, workers and businesses in Kimberley are being urged to have their say on what improvements they would like to see as up to £20million is set to be invested in the town.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:13 am
Kimberley town centre could see an investment of up to £20million.

The Government’s Levelling Up Fund will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life, including regenerating town centres and high streets, upgrading local transport and investing in cultural and heritage assets.

Chair of the jobs and economic committee at Broxtowe Borough Council, councillor Tim Hallam, said: “It’s important that we take up all opportunities to invest in our local area for the future, including taking advantage of possible funding like the Levelling Up Fund.

"If you’re a local resident, business or group, this is your chance to be part of that process and help determine future investment in Kimberley.

"As chair I am eager to work alongside residents and officers to develop and support the transformation of Kimberley and to see how local businesses will flourish and grow due to the levelling up fund in a post pandemic world."

Respondents can have their say on three main themes the fund looks to address.

Transport – ensuring that Kimberley is a well-connected town, offering renewable energy, low congestion opportunities to link Kimberley with other towns and cities as well as regional and national networks.

Regeneration and town centre investment – ensuring that Kimberley is a thriving place for people to live and work. This section will focus on upgrading unattractive buildings, dated infrastructure and bring empty sites back in to use. It encourages investment in secure community infrastructure and crime reduction, and bring public services and safe community spaces into the town centre.

Cultural investment – activity or projects that maintain, regenerate or creatively repurpose museums, galleries, visitor attractions and heritage assets as well as creating new community-owned spaces to support the arts and serve as cultural spaces.

The consultation can be accessed here until Friday, July 2.

The council is also hoping to secure Levelling Up funding for Eastwood and is currently working on proposals following a consultation carried out by Eastwood Town Council earlier this year.