Bellingham has been selected as one of seven towns in Northumberland eligible to apply for up to £3m of Borderlands Place Programme funding.
The Place Programme Board has been established to oversee the development of the Borderlands Place Plan and Borderlands Town Investment Plan for Bellingham.
The Board was established in February 2022. It is made up of representatives from key public, private and community sector organisations.
Tony Kirsop (Chair) - Northumberland County Council
Amanda Corbett - Co-op
Lindsay Davidson - Bellingham Schools Partnership
Ben Dickson-Green - North Tyne and Redesdale Community Partnership
Cllr. Martin Dickson-Green - Bellingham Parish Council
Steve Gibbon - Bellingham Heritage Centre
Cllr. Anthony Kirkbride - Bellingham Parish Council
Peter Lloyd - Churches Together
Cllr. John Riddle - NCC Coucillor, Bellingham Ward
Lisa Robinson - North Tyne Youth
Brian Tilley - Bellingham Town Hall
Vince Walsh - Karbon Homes
Bellingham Survey Completed!
Through the Borderlands Place Programme, Northumberland County Council intend to target investment in places that will help boost economic activity across the region. Recognising the importance of our smaller rural market and coastal towns to the local economy.
Each town, including Bellingham, will be developing an investment plan to secure up to £3m of Borderlands Place Programme funding.
A series of Place Plans will be developed for both Bellingham and Northumberland's other priority towns. Towns will only enter the Place Programme should their Place Plan contain projects eligible for Borderlands investment.
Why your views matter
To develop a Town Investment Plan for Bellingham, it is vital for us to learn more about the town from your perspective. We launched a survey for people who live, work, study, visit, or run a business in the town and encouraged them to use this to have their say on developing plans for Bellingham.
We asked you to share your feelings on the best and worst aspects of the town and the things that you would like to see change.
The survey was open from the 9th May 2022 and closed at midnight on the 23rd May 2022.
More information can be found on the NCC Bellingham Borderlands page.