Future of Seaside Towns to be Focus of Meeting

Posted by: Press team on 17 January 2020 10:54

The future of South Shields as a seaside town will be discussed at a meeting next week.

Members of the Place Select Committee will hear about a report which focused on how seaside towns can be revived to make them attractive and popular environments for visitors and residents.

Councillors will also be presented with information on how the Council is currently developing South Shields town centre whilst highlighting the challenges that the Borough may face.  

Chair of the Committee, Councillor Ernest Gibson, said: "There has been a great deal of investment into the regeneration of South Shields with schemes such as the new transport interchange, which saw one million passengers in its first two months of opening, the Holborn Riverside site and IAMP. These schemes aim to boost not just the town centre, but also the wider area of South Tyneside.

"We have a vital role in supporting the development of South Shields where it's most needed and it is extremely important that we ensure that South Shields is a place where residents can thrive, businesses are successful, and tourists want to visit."

Councillors will also be provided with an update on Inspire South Tyneside, an infrastructure organisation that supports, facilitates and represents the Voluntary and Community Sector in the borough.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 January at 10am in the Committee Suite, South Shields Town Hall. Members of the press and public are both welcome.

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