£22.8million in funding has been awarded to Tilbury under the government’s Towns Fund scheme. The announcement was made on Thursday 15 July.

The Tilbury Towns Fund Board submitted ambitious proposals earlier in the year, following support from the local community, including a state-of-the-art youth facility, reconnecting Tilbury to the river, significant works to the town’s station hub and improving the Civic Square.

The council will now develop viable business cases to progress ideas outlined in the Tilbury Town Investment Plan which celebrate Tilbury’s rich heritage and transform the town for future generations.

Chair of Tilbury Towns Fund Board, Peter Ward, said: “The transformational projects put forward in the bid have been shaped by residents and local businesses, people who live and work in Tilbury. I’m excited to see how the proposals develop and the significant difference they will make across the entire town for generations to come.”

To date the Tilbury Towns Fund Board has provided new recreational equipment and digital infrastructure for Tilbury Youth Club, and is currently installing new outdoor fitness and parkour areas at King George playing field and Anchor Fields Park and fitness trails stretching over 8km.

Thank you to everyone who has worked on Tilbury’s regeneration plans.

More details on the proposals to transform Tilbury, where you can also provide feedback on future plans, can be found on the Tilbury Towns Fund Board website.

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