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February 22 2016.

Newhaven Town Council has been successful in its application to develop a Coastal Community Team to help revive Newhaven. Each Coastal Community Team will receive £10,000 of grant funding to help them establish themselves as a group and develop their Economic Plan for the area. The funding will also go towards the practical steps of repairing the signal box at West Quay and providing historical information for visitors to the promenade next to West Beach. 

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: Our Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and we are determined to see it thrive all year round, not just in the summer months.

“The huge number of plans submitted demonstrates the wave of optimism and wealth of creative and practical ideas to boost economic lift-off. 

“I now want to see their hard work and enthusiasms come to fruition by helping to deliver their ideas through the Coastal Community teams.”

Steve Saunders, Mayor of Newhaven comments: It is great that the government is now supporting local coastal community teams to help revive towns and deliver their plans for future economic growth.

"Here in Newhaven we plan to expand on the current partnership that we have with the major players that can influence Newhaven’s future and listen to the local community as to how they would like to see their town improve for the future.

"Newhaven has faced its own unique challenges but there is significant potential for improvement by accessing the ideas, enthusiasm and pride of our local community. Together we can make Newhaven an even better place to live and work."