Towns are home to some of our key businesses and employers, and are where the majority of the population live. They serve as important centres to their surrounding areas but face some significant challenges: an ageing population, fewer economic opportunities and less investment than cities.

The Towns Fund will help ensure Tilbury has the fundamental building blocks of a strong local economy in place. It will help identify real opportunities defined by the local community, helping to future proof and rationalise public investment around key local priorities, as part of agreeing a Town Deal.

The Tilbury Town Deal will play an important role in ensuring our communities can prosper, projects are designed locally and give investors the confidence to back Tilbury.

The Tilbury Town Deal Board in partnership with Thurrock Council is developing a Tilbury Town Investment Plan which will champion a vision for the town and outline how it will be achieved.

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The Board

Chaired by Peter Ward, Commercial Director for the Port of Tilbury, Tilbury Town Board consists of local businesses and community partners including Creative People and Places Partnership, One Community Development Trust and Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle-Price.

The board is the vehicle through which the vision and strategy for the town is defined in collaboration with the local community. The vision is to drive the economic regeneration of the town to deliver long term economic and productivity growth.