Town Deal Board members were delighted to hear today’s Government announcements, that King’s Lynn’s Town Deal Board had been allocated the maximum amount of £25,000,000 to press ahead with a range of projects.
Update from the Town Deal board
A bid for a town deal of up to £25million has been submitted by the Town’s Board and while a funding announcement is expected towards the end of this month, the board continues to develop its ideas and plans under the Town Investment Plan.
Building works are set to begin next week on a brand-new training facility to accommodate the School of Nursing Studies, which will see high quality training facilities developed at College of West Anglia’s King’s Lynn campus.
Collaboration has led to the creation of an ambitious and aspirational vision for King’s Lynn which could bring £25M in government funding – and transform the town.
Over eighty per cent of people in the King’s Lynn area walk at least once per week, with keeping fit the key driver for walking and cycling amongst local people.
Over sixty per cent of 16-25s believe they can fulfil their aspirations in west Norfolk, and a similar amount intend to stay in the area in the next five years.
People are being asked for their views on walking and cycling in King’s Lynn and surrounding villages to inform a plan that will make it easier for those on bike and foot to get around the area.