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£100,000 cash boost for Magnox communities

Nearly £100,000 has been awarded by Magnox to two community projects close to its Bradwell and Dungeness A sites.

Magnox's Bradwell Site in Essex

Magnox's Bradwell Site in Essex

The cash boost is part of the economic development aimed at helping to build sustainable communities around former power stations.

The money has been granted by the company’s socio-economic scheme, which is administered on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The Romney Resource Centre, near Dungeness, and the Maldon District Enterprise Centre, near Bradwell, will benefit from the cash.

The Romney Marsh project will see £38,260 from the pot of funding to help adults gain skills in English, maths and technology, as well as to find work placements and employment. It will also mean three jobs will continue at the project.

In Maldon the £60,000 awarded will continue to drive forward the project to establish an Enterprise Centre in the area, developing business plans and a design for the building.

Nigel Monckton, Magnox Socio-Economic Manager, said:

The opportunity for long-term benefit from these projects is huge, and by working in partnership with our communities we aim to help them develop lasting programmes that meet their specific needs.

We have helped a number of organisations to achieve their goals by providing finance and support, and it is our joint intention to make sure that our socio economic support continues to achieve the greatest possible impact.

Magnox operates both Bradwell and Dungeness A sites.

Magnox, the Cavendish Fluor Partnership and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority work together to support a wide range of projects, from large transformational schemes that receive multi-year funding, to equipment that supports education and skills development.

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Published 11 December 2017