The delegation inspects major regeneration plans for St Helens and Newton !

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Government officials visited St. Helens to hear about the comprehensive renovation plans for St. Helens and Newton-le-Willows.

Team from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Delegates from the department toured regeneration sites including St Helens Towns Trust projects such as The World of Glass Healthy Communities.

They have given insight into how the borough can benefit from the up to £25m on offer through financing.

Visits to renovation sites

They also visited downtown Earlstown to find out how the £20m Leveling Upund will be used.

They have been shown how the Parkside Link Road works are progressing.

St Helens Star: Council representatives with delegationCouncil representatives with the delegation (Image: St Helens Council)

Officials have also heard more about regeneration plans with partners The English Citiesund for both Earlestown and St Helens town centres.

Master plans for cities

Viewed master plans for both cities and seen historic buildings such as The Gamble and Earlestown Town Hall.

Chancellor Richard McCauley, Cabinet Member for Renewal and Planning at St Helens University, said: “We believe St Helens is a place that can continue to lead by example when it comes to ambitious regeneration plans fit for the future, with many schemes ready to go or already in the works.

“Projects such as the downtown masterplans, combined with key economic areas of growth in the likes of Parkside and Omega West, show that our region can punch above its weight as the country looks to grow.

“We will continue to work with our partners at BEIS, and it was great to personally show them many of the projects they have read about to understand the true potential our region has to improve prosperity for our residents and the country as a whole.”

I like partnerships

Thomasrater, District Director, North West and North Powerhouse, BEIS said: “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to visit St Helens for an informal but informative tour of the city showcasing noteworthy initiatives and developments.

“I was particularly keen to explore regional priorities and to observe the strategies used through the Citiesund and other funding sources in addressing them.

“I admire the strong representation of the local partners and consider it a testament to the high level of engagement with government policies and the valuable role the district team can play as facilitators and interpreters of government positions within the community.”