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Hartlepool is focused on becoming a national destination based upon a specific proposition: striving to become best in class by combining its rich legacy of maritime and industrial heritage with a new focus on supporting high value engineering, creative industries and the significant expansion of its educational, retail and leisure offer all well connected through a quality physical environment.

The Coastal Community Team is committed to helping achieve the objectives of the recently adopted Hartlepool Regeneration Masterplan and working with key partners such as the National Museum Royal Navy (North) which has located to the Waterfront in 2016.

Hartlepool Borough Council has been awarded £600K from the Coastal Communities Fund Round 4 which is set to deliver the Hartlepool Coastal Transformation Project within 2017/18.  A “Boy and the Bicycle” statue will be located within the Church Street area which will be dedicated to the film director Ridley Scott.  Ridley attended the local art college and shot his first film of his brother riding between Church Street and Seaton Carew.  The rest of the funding will be used to regenerate The Front at Seaton Carew.

The Coast film has been completed and marketed (and is available to view on this web-page) along with the other elements of the Coastal Communities Teams project.  This project has been a major success and has helped promote Hartlepool as a visitor destination to a wider market.

Contact info:  Rob Smith – Principal Regeneration Officer, Hartlepool Borough Council – 01429 857072 – rob.smith@hartlepool.gov.uk

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