Investment boost for Seaton

PUBLISHED: 07:47 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:48 20 April 2010

AS your Herald went to press yesterday (Tuesday), Seaton stood to gain a massive cash investment as part of a Devon County Council scheme to boost the local economy.

AS your Herald went to press yesterday (Tuesday), Seaton stood to gain a massive cash investment as part of a Devon County Council scheme to boost the local economy. A proposal to invest £5 million, of which £750,000 would be allocated for the regeneration of seaside towns, was put before the council's executive, Councillor Humphrey Temperley, the council's executive member for strategic planning regional and international affairs, said the funds were to boost employment levels and economic development. Seaton and Exmouth are among the communities singled out for a share of the cash. He said: "The amount for Seaton has not yet been allocated specifically, but we are trying to match-fund local figures. Seaton has some challenges, which it faces, and we are going to try and help it face them." Mayor of Seaton, Councillor Sandra Semple said the money shared among many people would not go a long way, but that it was "cheering" news. She said: "I think any funding for Seaton is a good thing, but it's funding where they should take into account local knowledge of people in the Seaton area. "They shouldn't just rely on people outside the area, who don't know anything about it. My hope is that the people of Seaton will be consulted in a real and not imaginary way. "We have lived with our difficult situation for long enough to see the problems clearly and have some idea as to how they should be resolved. "But anything that improves the quality of life for Seaton residents and visitors is positive.


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