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College welcomes Corby cash

14.10.2020

Tresham College is delighted to have been part of the Corby Borough Council-led team which made a successful application of £750,000 from the Government’s “Accelerated Fund”.

This fund is one of the government’s capital investment projects and forms part of its aim to level up communities by creating jobs and building stronger and more resilient local economies.

Particular focus will be on 1. Improvement to new parks and green spaces and sustainable transport links; 2. Improvements to town centres including repurposing empty commercial properties and 3. Demolition or site remediation where this will have an immediate benefit

Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie:

‘The impact of Covid-19 has made any local investments more important than ever. The past few months have been hugely challenging for communities across the country and we hope to use the monies towards projects that will support the growth and recovery of our towns during the pandemic.’

Chair of the Town Deal Board Lorna Dodge said:

‘It is incredibly encouraging that we have been awarded funding for projects within Corby that will help to strengthen our community and continue with the planned growth of the town’

Georgina Ager, Vice Principal of The Bedford College Group, which includes Tresham College and its Corby Campus, said:

‘As part of Tresham College’s commitment to our students’ and staff’s health and well-being, and through them to the wider community of Corby, we applied to have improved and upgraded outdoor activity facilities. 

‘We are delighted to have been part of a successful combined bid, and look forward to unveiling our new gym equipment.’

Sovereign Centros on behalf of the owners of Corby Town Centre comment:

‘We are delighted to have secured part of the bid to support projects that will enable us to continue the improvement in Corby town centre. The monies will allow us to introduce new public realm and refurbish the established and popular market along Corporation Street.   

‘In addition the redundant area of land situated at the important gateway entrance into Corby town centre from the main car park will greatly benefit from a complete makeover.  We are very much looking forward to creating an area for the public to use and enjoy.’

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