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|30 Jul 2018, 2:05 p.m.||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the arts in revitalising seaside towns.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
Promoting the arts is an important element in ensuring that our seaside towns continue to grow and prosper. We have helped establish 146 Coastal Community Teams around the English coastline, which have produced Economic Plans setting out both the short and longer term priorities to enable their area to promote jobs and economic growth. The arts will play a particular role in the tourism offer in many of the Economic Plans the Coastal Community Teams have developed. In addition, through the Coastal Communities Fund and the Coastal Revival Fund, we are supporting many regeneration and heritage projects involving the arts in coastal towns.