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13 August 2021

A Story of Place for Dalton

The Dalton community has come together to create a Town Team, facilitated through Cumbria County Council alongside representatives from a number of sectors including education, community, business, health, the 3 councils who are working with residents and businesses to develop a Place Plan for Dalton. This will start by telling the story of Dalton and its aspirational vision for the future. This will support the town to:
  • Attract new businesses to our town and town centre 
  • Increase and retain our working age population 
  • Raise the standard of the physical environment 
  • Increase the number of people living in our town 
  • Deliver new jobs and opportunities 
  • Increase the number of visitors who spend time and money in our town 
A series of workshops, conversations and an online survey have recently been completed to begin that process which will help to set a strong and clear direction for the future. Over 350 people have taken the time to participate in these events which identified the importance of a range of interventions including: 
  • Cycling and Walking
  • Improved public realm
  • Bringing redundant buildings back into use 
This creates a foundation for creating a strategic vision which draws on the town’s unique opportunities around its dynamic tech economy, and the vibrant community and cultural offer, all contributing to Dalton being a great place to live, work and play.
  
The Chair of the Dalton Community Partnership, Barry Doughty, said:

"We would like to thank all of those who kindly took part in the conversations and provided their views, which provided great insight into the town and the opportunities which already exist.  We would also like to thank the volunteers who shared and delivered the surveys."

The Chair of the Dalton Town Team, Cllr Kevin Hamilton, said:

“The town of Dalton has much to offer with its strong character and culture, local businesses and sporting heritage it possesses and its strong community spirit."

All the initial feedback will now be used to develop Place Plan for Dalton which will build on the local pride and confidence in the town and will help us further develop proposals and identify investment in the town as we reignite our economy following the Coronavirus pandemic. The Place Plan will be used to help transform the town and where appropriate apply for a range of funding sources which will help to secure the aims and ambitions of Dalton. The Town Team will share the emerging Place Plan in the autumn and would like to keep you involved updated on developments as they take shape.

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The Dalton community has come together to create a Town Team, facilitated through Cumbria County Council alongside representatives from a number of sectors including education, community, business, health, the 3 councils who are working with residents and businesses to develop a Place Plan for Dalton.