Chance for residents to help secure funding for Grays

19 November 2020

Grays Towns Board is asking residents to share their feedback, ideas and suggestions to help ensure the Town Fund Deal is the right deal for the people who live and work in Grays.

The Grays Town Fund website is now live. It gives local residents and businesses the opportunity to:

  • view and comment on projects that have been identified so far
  • complete a short survey to directly engage in the process of securing up to £25million of funding next year

Chair of Grays Towns Board and Director of Development at NewRiver REIT, Justin Thomas, said: "The board has worked closely with local residents, and the private and public sector to ensure the Grays Town Deal is a success.

"By accessing the website and completing the survey, residents are provided with another opportunity to help shape how our Town Deal will deliver jobs, infrastructure and regeneration that will truly benefit those who live and work in Grays for generations to come."

Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet member for regeneration and strategic planning, said: "Grays is an important town centre with a key role in the borough’s economy and it is great that the government recognises the tremendous opportunities for investment and regeneration in Thurrock.

"It is really important that we collect feedback from residents and businesses in Grays to ensure that any emerging proposals are of maximum benefit to the borough and I encourage everyone to visit to share their thoughts."

Grays is one of 101 towns to be selected by the government to receive a share of the £3.6billion Towns Fund. It has already received a fast-tracked payment of £750,000 to allow works to start.

Photo below: Grays Town Fund website.