Towns Fund

Crewe has been allocated up to £22.9m of funding to support the town’s long-term economic growth, after being announced in July 2021 as one of the UK towns to secure a ‘Town Deal’.

It follows a successful bid to the government’s Towns Fund in January 2021, which was overseen by Crewe Town Board.

A package of projects earmarked to benefit from the Towns Fund is now being progressed. The projects focus on town centre regeneration, culture and heritage, community spaces and connected places.

Crewe Town Board is made up of a team of representatives from the community, public, private and voluntary sectors.

As well as overseeing the Towns Fund bid, the board is helping to oversee the delivery of other projects already in the pipeline, including the town centre’s regeneration and HS2 hub station, to ensure all are aligned to the same vision.

Cheshire East Council is the legal accountable body for the funding.

‘Ly2’ transformational improvement scheme

‘Ly2’ is a transformational improvement scheme which will focus on Lyceum Square and its adjoining areas in Crewe’s town centre.

The £750,000 funding for the scheme came as a grant from the Accelerated Towns Fund and was awarded to partners in Crewe through the Crewe Town Board.

This scheme is being delivered in addition to the package of projects being progressed through the Towns Fund.

Page last reviewed: 29 October 2021