Regeneration is not just about buildingsfilling the gaps

“Regeneration is not just about buildings. In order to lift the heart of a place it must involve its people and provide opportunities, aspiration and a sense of community” – Doverio miesto meras, Gordon Cowan.

And in a special Extraordinary meeting Councillors backed the Mayor to deliver on three big projects focusing on improving everyday quality of life for the majority of Dovorians.

  • A £60,000 grant will go to not-for-profit organisation Go Dubris to support the development of the Co-Innovation Centre in new premises providing low cost start-up space for new small businesses. There ae already 10 new businesses trading in Dover Town Centre in shops that would otherwise be empty because of the start given in the Co-Innovation hub. The Town Council’s grant will secure the future for 5 years and play a vital part in the regeneration of our High Street.

  • Taryba parėmė pastangas išsaugoti ir tobulinti teatrą „Roundhouse“ kaip bendruomenės scenos meno erdvę mieste. Kadangi 2005 „Roundhouse“ mūsų jaunimui suteikė ypač progą pasirodyti, stiprinti pasitikėjimą ir padėti pamatus jų būsimai gerovei. Kento grafystės tarybos planai pastatą paversti biurais, Doveris liktų vienintelis vietinis miestas, neturintis specialios bendruomenės pasirodymų erdvės.. Doveryje yra pakankamai tuščių biuro patalpų, kad patenkintų bet kokį poreikį, tačiau jame yra tik vienas teatras! The Roundhouse has already been officially listed as an Asset of Community Value and a petition to retain it has already attracted huge local support.

  • Options for a new Youth Café with toilets open to the public in the Town Centre are being explored. Young people need somewhere warm and safe to go where they can socialise – and everyone one of us needs the loo now and again!


Praeityje 2 years the Council has focused support on those suffering food poverty, homelessness and lack of access to the internet supporting Dover Outreach, Dover Food Pantry, and providing food hampers and laptops for households to ensure children could continue to access school lessons at home.


Now in 2022 – and just as importantthe Council resolved to move forward with these new and ambitious projects to making sure that Dovorians have the community infrastructure and facilities they need and deserve.