Saturday, January 28, 2023

As Thameside Complex teeters on the edge of closure, other towns get £20 million for new theatres

WE HAVE just published this story on our sister site about Harlow being given a £20 million cash boost by the government to develop a cultural quarter in the town.

It may well beg the question of “where was Thurrock’s bid?”

We will endeavour to ask.

Bids were made well before any of the present problems took hold.

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A NEW live music venue and upgrades to the Playhouse will be delivered following Harlow Council successfully securing £20m of government funding to transform and regenerate Playhouse Square and College Square.

The scheme has been backed with funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund which was announced today. The area will be transformed into an Arts and Cultural Quarter as part of the regeneration of Harlow town centre and will include:

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