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South Shields 365 Update Tops Forum Agenda

People will have the opportunity to find out more about South Shields' regeneration when the Riverside forum meets next Thursday (10 December).

Forum members will receive an update following the positive progress that has been made this year on the town centre and foreshore regeneration schemes.

The report will feature the scheme's key achievements so far, including approval of South Shields' new Transport Interchange and the fact that The Word and improvements to The Market Place are well underway and on schedule for completion next year.

Councillors will also hear that work has started on site for the project to improve the public spaces between Littlehaven and Sandhaven.

Councillor Kenneth Stephenson, Chairman of the Riverside Community Area Forum, said: "It is satisfying that the regeneration of South Shields is making great progress and is on schedule to help re-vitalise the town centre and foreshore, to provide a better experience and the quality of life for both residents and visitors."

"I'd encourage residents to come along and find out more about the progress that has been made so far with South Shields' regeneration and how it will have a positive impact on residents across the borough."

In the changing welfare landscape, Members will also hear how a new debt and benefit advice service is evolving and will be supporting residents across the Borough when Universal Credit is introduced to South Tyneside in February 2016.

Forum members will also receive a presentation on how the Council is working to increase the amount of waste recycled in the Borough while also encouraging residents to do their bit for the environment by using the kerbside recycling scheme, the Borough's 35 recycling sites or visiting the award-winning Recycling Village in South Shields.

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place at 6pm, on Thursday 10 December, at Arts for Wellbeing, South Shields.

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