Green light for projects

Community projects across Bassetlaw have been given the green light.

This year’s Local Improvement Scheme will see a variety of projects undertaken to restore and regenerate the Bassetlaw area, with over 200 initiatives planned across wider Notts.

Programme manager Sue Jaques said: “The LIS programme helps local people in local communities develop a local ‘pride of place’ and responsibility for the environment as well as providing jobs for local people, showcasing the work of local craftsmen and helping to train young people in a trade.

“The scheme also aims to promote rural initiatives, market town projects that improve the centre’s attractiveness and economic viability, conservation and heritage projects and projects that encourage economic and cultural regeneration.”

This year’s projects include building a new skatepark in Worksop, renovating Kilton youth and community centre, and installing a number of sculptures in Worksop town centre.

Also lined up is improved access to Shireoaks woods, raised beds at North Leverton Memorial Garden, and improvements to The Old Abbey School building.