Newhaven residents to decide on Towns Fund spending

Newhaven residents will be able to help decide how Government funding is to be spent in Newhaven as part of the #MyTown campaign.


On 27 July the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which continues the Government’s work in levelling up our towns and help them to endure as vibrant, prosperous and connected places. On 6 September the secretary of State for Local Government announcing 100 places to develop proposals for Town Deals, including Newhaven following Maria Caulfield successfully campaigning for Newhaven to be included.


The Government want local people to have a say on how Town Deals will transform the place they call home and help to write its next chapter.


The #MyTown campaign has been launched to raise awareness of Towns Fund and encourage people in Newhaven to celebrate their town on social media and contribute ideas on what the money should be spent on. People will be able to share their views on a new dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter using #MyTown. The link for the Facebook page is as follows:


Maria Caulfield MP said “Local people are best placed to know what is needed in Newhaven rather than civil servants or Ministers in London. It is great that the Government have chosen Newhaven to have a Town Deal, and it is even better that local Newhaven residents will be able to have a say in how this money will be spent to improve and regenerate Newhaven. I would urge all local residents to get involved and ensure that this money is spent in the best way possible.”