Hopefully, some very good news for Ilkeston.

Ilkeston bid boost moving forward

A bid for up to £20m of government funding for three projects to help regenerate Ilkeston town centre looks set to be approved next week.

A meeting of the council’s Executive on Tuesday (5 July) is expected to agree that the bid should be submitted to the nationwide Levelling Up initiative.

A report going to the meeting says that a public consultation earlier this year produced clear results that have helped shape the ambitious bid, with residents particularly highlighting a desire for a better range and quality of shops, including restaurants and services for children, and action over vacant properties.


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