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Get the latest on Rushcliffe’s Growth Boards

26 February 2019

Updates on the Growth Boards in West Bridgford, Bingham, East Leake and Radcliffe-on-Trent are now available on the Rushcliffe Borough Council website, providing up to date information to local stakeholders, residents and business owners alike.

The groups are made up of public sector partners, local representatives of the community and business sectors who are working together to agree, plan and implement a long term vision in these towns and villages.

It ensures they have the support and infrastructure in place to meet the needs of the existing and future residents as these settlements grow in the coming years.

You can find out more about the items and local issues the Boards have addressed so far and hear of updates following their regular meetings by visiting https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/business/growthboards/

The Borough is growing significantly over the next decade with 13,150 new homes planned for the Borough by 2028, the Growth Boards are an integral part of ensuring we proactively plan to create communities that will be desirable to live, work and play in.

Cllr Andy Edyvean, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business said: “This area of our website is now a central point for all enquiries for the latest in each of our Growth Board areas.

“It is important that we are keeping people informed of the work of the growth boards and how their plans are progressing and developing.

“Updates will be posted on the webpage following each quarterly meeting so we would encourage residents to look out for further updates.”

Activity undertaken across all of the Growth Board areas so far includes a retail health check of each area to understand the challenges and opportunities within Rushcliffe’s high streets and accompanying workshops for local businesses.

The #WDYT social media campaign last year was also used to encourage more small independent retailers to adopt the use of social media and drive up footfall on the high street.

Shop front improvement grants have been introduced to support local retailers and the Great British High Street social media campaign championed Rushcliffe’s local high streets, which has evolved into a High Street Heroes campaign to further highlight their initiatives.