Förnyelse handlar inte bara om byggnader – fylla luckorna

“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” – Stadsborgmästare i Dover, Councilloren 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.

  • Rådet stödde ansträngningar för att rädda och förbättra Roundhouse-teatern som ett samhälle för scenkonst i staden. Eftersom 2005 Roundhouse har gett våra ungdomar speciellt en chans att uppträda, bygga upp förtroende och lägga grunden för deras framtida välbefinnande. Planer från Kent County Council på att omvandla byggnaden till kontor skulle lämna Dover som den enda lokala staden utan en dedikerad lokal föreställningslokal. Dover har tillräckligt med tomma kontorsutrymmen för att tillgodose alla behov – men det har bara en teater! 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!


Förr 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.