Calls for local labour to be used in Hucknall’s multi-million pound revamp

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Calls for local labour to be used in the multi-million-pound revamp of Hucknall town centre were made by councillors and residents at a meeting of the town’s Area Committee.

As the Dispatch reported last week, the Department for Transport has given the go-ahead for an £8.5 funding package aimed at regenerating Hucknall and creating new jobs.

The work is due to begin this summer and will comprise the building of an inner relief road, followed by part-pedestrianisation of High Street.

Tom Boylan, of Nottinghamshire County Council, who gave a presentation about the long-awaited scheme at the committee meeting, said detailed design work was ongoing.

He added that meetings were being held with the contractors, Lafarge Tarmac and Carillion, and he would raise the requests for local jobs to be provided.