People across England are being asked to help write the next chapter for their town.
The MyTown campaign gives people a say in how a new generation of Town Deals, each worth up to £25m, should transform the place they call home. It also provides a platform for communities to share their proud history and ambitions for a bright future. Communities, businesses and local leaders are being asked to draw up ambitious plans to transform their town’s economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
On 6 September 2019 the government invited 100 places to develop proposals for a Town Deal, as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
Reflecting our heritage as the UK’s first New Town, our vision is to reinvigorate Stevenage so that it represents the aspirations of its people and makes provision for the opportunities they seek.
We will create an exemplar 21st century New Town that maximises the benefits of our local economy whilst providing a combined retail, leisure, cultural and residential offer that will meet the needs of our population and attract visitors and investment well into the future.
So far, we’ve received views, feedback and ideas from hundreds of residents, enabling the Stevenage Development Board to creating core visions, values and themes that will steer the programme.
Your feedback has also allowed the Development Board to develop a Town Investment Plan which includes our proposals and a series of projects that that have been developed based directly on your feedback.
We will be releasing the Plan in the coming weeks – keep your eyes peeled to see our exciting list of potential projects
You can find out more by visiting https://stevenage-even-better.com/my-town/