Island group’s economic plan is accepted
Sheppey Proud has had its economic plan for the Island accepted by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Project leader Heather Thomas-Pugh said: “This is still only the beginning but it is great news the team has had its hard work recognised. It shows we are heading in the right direction.
“The next step is for the team to discuss whether it can achieve any “quick wins” in the short term to show Islanders that it remains committed to changing current negative perceptions and working to make the Island great again”.
MP Gordon Henderson said. “It is great news the team had had the plan accepted. This will help secure further funding.
“Heather and the team have worked hard in such a short time to bring all the feedback together and come up with ideas to reinvigorate the Island and attract thousands of visitors all year round, not just in the summer.”
The Sheppey Proud coastal community team devised the plan after one of the biggest surveys of the Island, run in conjunction with this newspaper. Sheppey Proud is one of 118 coastal community teams bidding for government cash.
It plans to use the money to boost tourism, give Sheerness High Street a facelift and prepare young people for work.
Wednesday 24th February 2016 Sheerness Times Guardian
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