Residents and business in Worksop are being encouraged to share their ideas for improving the town centre, as part of a new bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Later this year, Bassetlaw District Council, working with partners working with partners including Brendan Clarke-Smith MP, will be submitting a bid to the Government’s ‘Levelling up Fund’ to transform Worksop Town Centre. As part of this process the Council wants to get as many views as possible to ensure that the bid is supported by the local community.
To help shape the bid, the Council are asking for your views to prioritise one of three areas within the town centre. The Council would also welcome suggestions and ideas on how to improve the town centre. These areas build on themes from the Worksop Town Masterplan approved in 2020, as well as addressing issues such as flooding, traffic problems and empty shops and units.
The three possible bid areas are:
- The Priory Centre and surrounding area
- Bridge Street and surrounding area
- Upper Town around the Savoy Cinema
To take part in the consultation, visit www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/levellingup where you can find a map of the areas, information on the key themes and fill in a short online survey. Paper copies are also available from reception at Worksop Town Hall and Brendan Clarke Smith MP's office . The survey is open from 8th February until 15th March.
The Government is yet to publish its guidelines for the second round of the Levelling Fund. All of the suggestions and ideas submitted to the Council will be considered alongside the new guidance once published. There will be a further round of consultation in April ahead of the final bid submission.
Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council said:
"It's really important that people have their say and help shape this important Bid to Government. Along with the public we will be speaking to local groups and organisations who have a stake in the town. I have said previously that it is important that we all work together to build the best bid we can to secure much needed investment for the town. We welcome the support of the Member of Parliament and look forward to him championing our cause within Parliament and directly with Government."
Brendan Clarke Smith, Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw said:
“Worksop can quite rightly be proud of its heritage and history and now we want to make sure that the town centre develops into one that matches the ambitions and aspirations of our community for the future. As members of the community we all have a shared stake in making this happen and your views will not only help shape how this develops, but will also be key in showing why Worksop is a great town to invest in. I’m really looking forward to working in partnership with everybody to make this a reality”
Engagement and Events
To help shape the bid, provide more information and to capture the views of residents and business, the Council is holding a series of events throughout February and March.
Wednesday 9th February 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Friday 18th February 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Tuesday 22nd February 6:30pm – 7:30pm Online meeting - Please email email@example.com to book a place.
Saturday 26th February 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Wednesday 2nd March 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Wednesday 9th March – 7:30am - 10:30am Drop in Business Breakfast Meeting, Café Neo, Worksop
Friday 11th March 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Saturday 12th March 10am – 3pm Worksop Market
Saturday 12th March - 9.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm - Walking tour around the town centre to discuss ideas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Last Updated on Tuesday, February 8, 2022