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Chair appointed for newly-formed Clifton Town Board

A significant step forward has been made in getting investment into Clifton with the announcement that Stephen Hackney, Pastor of Hope Church in Clifton will be the Chair of the Clifton Town Board, a new Board established to implement projects in Clifton using Government funding.

Now that a Chair has been appointed, anyone with an interest in Clifton can submit an expression of interest to join the Board, they will need to do this by noon on Friday 15 March and this can be done here: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/expressionofinterest

In October 2023, Clifton was awarded up to £20m of funding through the Long-Term Plan for Towns initiative. The Clifton Town Board will prepare a long-term plan for the area to be submitted for Government approval in the summer. The Government says priorities should include tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, improving transport connections and making high streets more attractive.

Stephen Hackney brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the community, making him an ideal advocate for Clifton in this pivotal role. Stephen has a proven track record of supporting community development, including helping to bring the Hope Centre back into use in Clifton which is providing a wide variety of community services.

Following his appointment, Stephen commented: “It’s a privilege to have been invited to the role of  Chair of the newly formed Clifton Town Board. The Levelling Up Fund offers a unique opportunity to drive community change based on local listening and priorities. I look forward to forming the new board and together facilitating a vision for Clifton based on collaboration, partnership and authentic local engagement. Together I am confident we can pursue creative initiatives and ventures to further the journey of levelling up, transformation and community flourishing.”

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Nottingham City Council is supporting the establishment of the Clifton Town Board. Councillor Steve Battlemuch, Portfolio Holder for Skills, Growth, Economic Development & Property said: “The announcement of Stephen Hackney as Chair of the Clifton Town board is a welcome and important step towards securing investment in Clifton. The Council is committed to ensuring the funding that has been allocated to Clifton is invested in meaningful projects that have positive impact on the local community. I look forward to working closely with Stephen to make a difference in Clifton.”

Residents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Board and input ideas to the long-term plan through community engagement activity later in 2024.

 

About Clifton Town Board:

The Clifton Town Board was established in March 2024 to oversee the implementation of the Long Term Plan for Clifton, funded by the Government’s Long Term Plan for Towns (LTPfT) initiative.

The Clifton Town Board will consist of local community members and representatives of organisations and institutions with a stake in the local area. The Board will be dedicated to serving the community of Clifton, working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to deliver projects funded by the LTPfT.

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