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Coastal Community Teams to take control of seaside regeneration

5 August 2015

Maryport and Silloth have received £10,000 each to set up Coastal Community Teams as part of a bid supported by Allerdale Borough Council.

The money has been provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government with the aim of bringing jobs, growth and prosperity to seaside towns and cities. The Government has provided more than £1m to fund 104 further Coastal Community Teams, on top of 12 existing pilot schemes.

The coastal community teams can also bid for a share of a new £3m Coastal Revival Fund and at least £90 million more will be provided by the Government in the coming years through the Coastal Community Fund, which the established teams will have access to.

Allerdale’s two coastal community teams will each be developing Economic Plans for their areas, which must be completed by the end of January 2016. The two teams will be working with a wide range of organisations within their communities to identify economic opportunities, particularly linked to sectors such as tourism.

Councillor Bill Jefferson, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive member with responsibility for tourism and culture, said: “The creation of Coastal Community Teams and their subsequent plans provides an opportunity to identify priorities and projects which will benefit from additional funding and targeted expertise. This might include new tourism attractions, the development of existing projects and the regeneration of key public areas. The Cumbrian coastline, and the Solway Coast in particular, offer real potential to Allerdale in developing its visitor experience and bringing even more people to this lovely area.”

Dr Brian Irving, Manager of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: “It’s great news that the Government has recognised the need to focus action on our coastline and we are delighted that Silloth on Solway has been chosen as one of the new Coastal Community Teams.

“This is a unique and special landscape which deserves to be invested in, and this resource will be used to focus on bringing people together to develop an economic plan based around sustainable tourism. We will then be in a good position to be able to unlock further funding to regenerate and realise the potential of this beautiful area.”

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