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Revoe is getting �1m over 10 years and (below) Julie Bascombe.
Revoe is getting �1m over 10 years and (below) Julie Bascombe.
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RESIDENTS are being urged to come forward with their ideas of how a £1m cash windfall should be spent.

It was announced in February that cash from the Big Lottery Fund will be injected into the Revoe area of Blackpool over the next 10 years.

Julie Bascombe

Julie Bascombe

A steering group has now been formed and held its first meeting at Revoe Library.

Bloomfield ward councillor John Jones, who is chairing the group, said: “We held a meeting which all the stake-holders were invited to including the police, fire brigade, housing officers and community representatives.

“We were looking at where we go from here and what we want is to get the message out that this must be community led. We want to make a real difference in the area and ensure there is a long term impact.”

Julie Bascombe, vice-chairman of the Revoe Area Forum, added: “We definitely need younger members of the community to get involved, specifically parents of the youngsters who live in the area, because they are the future generation who are going to make the area better.

“We need people who are committed to putting the work in and creating something sustainable. One thing I would like to see is all the businesses on Central Drive getting involved.”

Bloomfield ward, of which Revoe is part, has been identified as one of the most deprived areas in the country.

Revoe is one of 50 places across the UK which will benefit from £1m grants from the Big Lottery Fund’s Big Local Scheme.

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