Find long-term investment for our seaside towns

Paul Swinney argues in Placemaking Resource that we need to move away from short-term fixes to long-term investments in our seaside town and cities

Press release published on 20 March 2015

When it was announced last month that several seaside towns and cities – including Blackpool, Hastings and Scarborough – would share in £36 million of new funding under the Coastal Communities Fund, the Centre for Cities fielded some calls from local journalists asking for whether we thought it was money well spent. It was pleasing to hear that we weren’t the only ones who had greeted the announcement with some scepticism, and that local people too were questioning how funding for walking paths and light shows would help at a time when many seaside towns are struggling.

Read the rest of the article in Placemaking Resource.