Economic boost for Bishop Auckland with six-figure government funding
A County Durham market town has secured six-figure funding to support its local economy through the disruption caused by COVID-19.
Bishop Auckland has secured a government grant of £750k to revitalise its economy in the wake of the pandemic and subsequent upheaval.
Durham County Council has worked with the Bishop Auckland Stronger Town Board to use the grant to fund projects that aim to assist in the regeneration of the town.
Cllr Carl Marshall, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economic regeneration, commented: “This additional investment in Bishop Auckland is vital to help drive forward the regeneration efforts across the town.
“It’s imperative that we continue to invest in our town centres to build more prosperous futures for our residents.
“By delivering on infrastructure projects and investing in training, skills and digital investment, we are providing better opportunities and longer-term benefits for both Bishop Auckland and the rest of the county.”
David Land, a local businessman and chair of the Bishop Auckland Stronger Town Board, added: “We’re delighted to have secured this government grant while we are developing our wider investment plans for the town.
“The funds demonstrate the benefits of our partnership approach to the regeneration of Bishop Auckland as we identify further development and job creation opportunities.”
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