Richard Ledger and Councillor Carol Hart in front of the lorries

Town Deal Updates

Last updated: 07/12/2022

Long Eaton Town Deal branded waste freighters have hit the road.

Four liveried waste freighters wrapped with publicity on the Long Eaton Town Deal projects were launched recently. The vehicles were presented at a media event held at West Park in Long Eaton. Richard Ledger, Chairman of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board and Councillor Carol Hart, Deputy Chair and Leader of Erewash Borough Council gave an official ‘send-off’ for the vehicles in support of Long Eaton’s regeneration campaign.

The branded waste freighters will help to raise awareness of Long Eaton’s regeneration projects and encourage residents to get on board with the fantastic work being undertaken to transform Long Eaton town centre.

The Long Eaton Town Deal will see almost £25 million of Government funding go towards numerous projects which will benefit the town and community. 

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The Erewash canal in Long Eaton

Town Deal Updates

Last updated: 21/11/2022

Richard Ledger, Chairman of the Long Eaton Town Board backed a decision by all of its members bar one to close down the proposed £5.59 million Box Office Cultural Hub development in favour of securing the remaining regeneration projects and to resurrect the previously mothballed Britannia Road Canal Bridge as part of the Long Eaton Walking and Cycling project.

The decision was not taken lightly by the board which is made up of independent members from the Long Eaton business and voluntary community as well as representation from the local authority and other organisations. It was agreed at the meeting that the £5.59m would be reallocated to other projects to help offset rising inflation and other cost pressures.

The other projects that will benefit from a much welcomed cash injection will include the Galaxy Row development receiving an additional £0.68m; the Long Eaton High Street and Derby Road Junction projects will receive a further investment of £1.7m and £1.6m respectively to mitigate inflationary and other cost pressures.

The Britannia Road Canal Bridge, previously withdrawn due to a lack of funds will now be reinstated thanks to reallocated support of £1.61 million and will offer a much welcome addition to the Long Eaton Walking and Cycling project.

Richard Ledger, Chairman of the Long Eaton Town Board, says:

“Whilst it has been an extremely difficult decision to close the Box Office Cultural Hub project, we are pleased to see the Britannia Road Canal Bridge reinstated and the reallocated funding helping to secure other developments that have been challenged by rising inflation and other cost pressures. I look forward to sharing progress in the near future as the Board continues to work hard to make a real difference and deliver regeneration for Long Eaton.”

As the projects move forward they are subject to change, taking account of external factors that are beyond the control of the Long Eaton Town Board.

The exterior design for the Stable Block

How the offices would look inside, with big windows and wooden beams

 

 

Stable Block Project

Last updated: 21/11/2022

The designs for commercial office space at former stable blocks in Long Eaton have been revealed.

The plans for the buildings are part of the old Stables Business Centre that form part of the Long Eaton Town Deal. The designs, pictured, have been created by contractor Billy Garner.

The project forms part of the Long Eaton Town Deal which will see up to £25 million of Government funding invested into the town, with several projects being developed.

Richard Ledger, chair of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, says: "The designs for the office space at the former Stable Block are fantastic and I look forward to seeing this project come to life."

As the projects move forward they are subject to change, taking account of external factors that are beyond the control of the Long Eaton Town Board.