Polls launched to help shape King’s Lynn Town Deal plan


People are invited to share their views on King’s Lynn’s plans after securing £ 25million in funding to shape a brighter future.

Vision King’s Lynn has opened two polls to hear people’s opinions as the development of Town Deal projects “picks up”.

Young people and business owners are invited to give their opinion on developing plans that will bring benefits to King’s Lynn.

One ‘youth survey’ invites young people aged 16 to 25 to come up with ideas on what they would like to see in the city or suggestions for improvements, and another asks business owners what they think potential pop-up shops.

Vision King’s Lynn pledges to ‘green’ King’s Lynn town center under £ 25million deal
– Credit: Chris Bishop

Graham Purkins, Chairman of the Town Deal Board, said: “We have a huge opportunity with Town Deal funding to make significant improvements to King’s Lynn, and we want these improvements to benefit everyone. “

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Young people who take the survey also have the chance to win £ 50 in vouchers.

And feedback from the pop-up opportunity survey will be used to shape a project led by Discover King’s Lynn and King’s Lynn Business Improvement District (BID).

Vicky Etheridge, Director of Discover King’s Lynn, said: “The research we have conducted through Vision King’s Lynn over the past few years, and the IDB’s own work with businesses in the city, has revealed real interest in, and appetite for, pop-up spaces.

King's Lynn IDB manager Vicky Etheridge Photo: Matthew Usher

Vicky Etheridge, Director of Discover King’s Lynn.
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“We know pop-ups are a great way to give small businesses a launching pad to trade and prosper, so we’re really looking forward to looking at what we can offer here at King’s Lynn.”

Mr Purkins said feedback and engagement are “at the heart” of the development of the City’s investment plan and Town Deal projects, and the consultation will help define what they will do to “respond. needs and reflect the views of local people and businesses. ” .

Downtown King's Lynn in lockdown.  Photo: Ian Burt

Downtown King’s Lynn in lockdown. Photo: Ian Burt
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For the Youth Survey visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/72MFRQQ and for the Pop-up Opportunities Survey visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7CQ8NJX

The closing date for both is 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

What does Town Fund Deal mean for King’s Lynn?

King’s Lynn has received government funding of £ 25million to fund a list of projects that will transform the city over the next few years.

Eight projects were proposed under the deal, with funding for each project to be released once a business case has been agreed.

King's Lynn waterfront seen from the shores of West Lynn.  Photo: Ian Burt

Town Fund Deal plans also include the revitalization of the King’s Lynn waterfront.
– Credit: Ian Burt

This includes riverside regeneration, West Norfolk Council wishing to regenerate historic monuments and abandoned sites such as the Outer Purfleet floating restaurant and Custom House exhibition space, construction of a new site for business and reuse of vacant units in the city center.


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