Wick and Thurso urged to apply for regeneration cash

14 May 2009



Peter Peacock, Highlands and Islands regional Labour MSP is urging Wick and Thurso to submit their bids for the Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

Mr Peacock said: "Fort Williamís Community Council have put forward fantastic proposals to regenerate their town centre and I would urge all other areas to submit their own plans to better their communities."

"The Scottish Government eventually accepted Labour's arguments for a town centre regeneration fund and that has opened up a huge range of opportunities with sixty million pounds worth of cash to distribute across the country, which is even more important during this time of economic challenge."

"The deadline for applications is the 5th of June in the first instance and there will be a further round of applications later in the year, so it is important that all towns who are eligible make their interest known and work with their Council to make their bids ."


The dates for the deadlines were notified to Mr Peacock in a letter from Cabinet Secretary John Swinney following Mr Peacock having campaigned to have the fund established.




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