Tech hub

Regenerate Church street in a similar, but smaller scale, way to Grey Street Newcastle and locate a north east tech hub in buildings and offices above a hotel and retail parade. An increase in the frequency of trains from Newcastle, Durham & Darlington would be required. This would not only revive an area of Hartlepool, once renowned for its nightlife, but also increase jobs, tourism and retail spending in the area.

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  1. Open the hospital
    Offer meals on wheels for the elderly
    More volunteers who can pop round and check on elderly just to bring something into a housebound persons life
    Offer drivers for elderly to shop if they struggle to get out
    Have more mental health support
    Offer youth centres where children can go to stay of streets and stay safe from predators and drug dealers for example.
    Its preached they are our future encourage them to want to be more community spirited….
    Just an idea…as opposed to wasting more money on a street that has recieved renovation that benefits who exactly… ???

  2. Restore or make grants available for existing buildings including the Town hall, Odeon, The Wesley, etc. Possibly make use of old buildings, churches or train stations to set up markets or pop up markets similarly to Tynemouth – https://tynemouthmarkets.com/ or
    http://www.greengingershoppingarcade.co.uk/

    Fix the condition of the public roads/residential streets e.g. pot holes.

    Maybe add another platform to Hartlepool train station.

    Utilise existing skills/talents and develop new skills within the town by making volunteering more accessible, so that progression or new career options can be explored, and communities can really work together to make a difference!

    Restrict permission for building or making existing buildings into franchised establishments including fast food restaurants such as KFC. This is not helping health problems or making the town anymore desirable.

    Help small businesses advertise their products or services easier, by radio, posters, etc (especially crafting businesses)

    The northern school of art could maybe offer weekend or evening classes or courses for those in full time employment.

  3. To many boarded up houses and buildings Carlton bing closed jo pools closed 5th Avenue closed the old admiral court the old post office , hill carter , old co-op to name but a few we have a few sleeping rough why are they sleeping rough when there’s so many buildings boarded up I’m very passionate and willing to help in any bridge the gap and get people of the streets and tools to help the with life in what ever way I can if you would like to meet and discuss this further am happy to meet and share my thoughts with any one who like me just wants to make a difference my email address is here for any one who really wants to make a difference not only to Hartlepool as a town but to the people of Hartlepool [email protected]

  4. The people who look after the finances of the town always feather there own nest first. Then they pass the work onto contracts that are there friends. It is never transparent. I would like to see a vacant building be made available to homeless people. Where the community can be involved to support these vulnerable people.

  5. Invest in employment. Jobs in Hartlepool the o my way we can get out of a poverty stricken town. Who cares if church street looks nice!

  6. Please do not waste any more money on Church Street, it has been a complete failure of a regeneration project. 20+ million already and no change whatsoever. Invest the money into the youth, creating employment, attracting businesses, grants, apprenticeships, improving the most deprived neighbourhoods, green space, health… I’ve recently completed a 18,000 word, 99 page long investigation on inequalities within Hartlepool that show all of these issues, which could be improved through this investment, if used in the correct way.

    As well as this, when I spoke to the members of the Hartlepool Council regeneration team, quite frankly, they were living in an absolute fantasy land, wasting the odd 2 million pounds on regenerating a single building in the ‘hope’ of attracting business, another 2 million on another building, 1.6 million on a pavement, which could not possibly be any larger than my back garden, they were absolutely delirious.

    Hartlepool is clearly deprived, there are shocking levels of health inequalities, socioeconomic inequalities, crime and environmental inequalities, 11.8 years difference in life expectancy between the most and the least deprived LSOAs, £400,000 plus average house price difference, dog fouling levels 18x greater in the most deprived locations compared to the least deprived. Instead of wasting another 25 million on church street and a “tech hub,” which will have no impact at all on the people of hartlepool, invest the money into cleaning the area up, green space, vegetation, attracting business, creating jobs, more courses, youth programmes, activity centres, things that actually make a difference.

  7. Please do not ease any more money on Church Street, it has been a complete failure of a regeneration project. 20+ million already and no change whatsoever. Invest the money into the youth, creating employment, attracting businesses, grants, apprenticeships, improving the most deprived neighbourhoods, green space, health… I’ve done a 18,000 word, 99 page long investigation on inequalities within Hartlepool that show all of these issues which could be improved through this investment. – [email protected]

  8. It is crucial to realise that Hartlepool will never be able to compete with the likes of Newcastle, Middlesborough and is very much its own identity.

    Although on the face of it, regenerating Church Street with £25m may improve the facade of the area, it does not seek to address the underlying issues that plague the area (e.g. crime, empty units, services). Simply repaving the street, will not address these issues. Although this may address the short term issues of the street, it fails to be sustainable and aid in the long term future of the street.

    Hartlepool like many other urban areas are competing with against one another to attract investment to their area and to do so Church Street has to attract/incentivise people to the street. This is why be using incentives to attract investment to the area (e.g tax grants, allow developments), it will in the long term change the underlying issues of Chruch Street and not just the facade. Anybody can repave a street or decorate shop shutters but to make the street future-proof incentives need to be in place to make the area a long term success. Attract the investment and the change will follow, as it will help improve the area in the long term instead of a quick short term fix.

    There have been countless successful examples of regeneration of failing areas across the world and Hartlepool needs to take examples of these successes and adapt it to fit the needs of the area.

  9. Thinking outside the box and towards the future,
    incorporate spires into new builds all over the town.

    Make grants available for existing buildings including colleges, schools, Grand hotel, Town hall.

    Let Hartlepool be known as the town of spires, the town that inspires.

    Encourage new technology development and production. We have a very skilled and dedicated labour force.

    Chesterfield does well out of one twisted spire.
    Let’s drop the monkey and move on.

    1. Build a new Olympic size ice rink in Hartlepool to bring more revenue to the town – renovate the marina, lower rents for business and remove the parking eye – this is a huge barrier that prevents people from visiting the marina

  10. A program for experienced retired/disabled adults to work with young adults training them for basic life skills to be independent and dependable for employment.

  11. Please don’t waste this gift on frills and cosmetic improvements. Retail outlets will sprout up themseves wherever there is disposable income. Support the manufacturing and light industrial sectors. Giving people jobs and a living wage is the foundation of society upon which everything else desirable grows naturally.

  12. Things that need addressing within hartlepool :

    Policing
    Support for mental health
    Tackling drink and drug issues
    Bringing businesses back to local area – helping local economy and job opportunities.
    Car parking fees crippling locals and businesses
    Giving people pride and purpose

  13. We have no High Street, the Town Centre, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre is not used to it’s full capacity. The way the roads are used around this area, mean pedestrians/foot fall is limited. Parking is expensive. This is also true at Navigation Point with a Private Car Parking Company, fees are extortionate. Better usage of our train station, and bus services put back on, would also help. Having an open top bus to run along Seaton, passing by the Historic Quay, through to the headland and back, would be great in the summer months, and obviously closed top for the winter months.

  14. Vast unemployment which needs immediate attention. Reinstall an A&E department in our hospital so that we’re not adding massive amounts of pressure to North Tees. The social care system is also something that needs a addressing immediately.
    There are many many issues in our town that I’d say this sum of money may not cover.

    1. We want our hospital back with A&E included. Also more police on the streets with focus on setting better examples for kids and bigger disciplines for the ones who break the law.

    2. £25 million doesn’t even come close to levelling up the difference but this amount needs to be put to good use & a return of A&E to Hartlepool Hospital is a yes— BUT needs to be assured as a permanent decision —

  15. Generate more opportunities for retired people with skills to contribute to the town.
    We have huge untapped resources which could be utilised to great effect if correctly coordinated.

    1. I completely agree with you. I fit into this category with loads of experience and I was a training manager for 20 years. No one wants my abilities.

  16. Bring back the no. 12 bus no busses from mains Forth to the town with lots of bungelows there when I go to my partners its a long walk from the town that I can’t do

    1. Please don’t waste this gift on frills and cosmetic improvements. Retail outlets will sprout up themseves wherever there is disposable income. Support the manufacturing and light industrial sectors. Giving people jobs and a living wage is the foundation of society upon which everything else desirable grows naturally.

  17. I’m 17 and can’t get a job I’m forcing myself to go into the army so I can get a job to make money something I dont wanna do but there is nothing in the town for young people to get a job so maybe try do something to create jobs for young people or something for young people to do like football picthes and basket ball courts

  18. Increase funding in police in the area due to the rising crime rate. Open youth services in the area, such as youth clubs and sports clubs to help keep kids on the straight and narrow. Invest in encouraging charities such as the Prince’s Trust into the area as it will help tackle youth crime, youth mental health as well as creating business.
    Money into increasing business in the area which will bring it more revenue for the town.

  19. definitely need mental health and police funding it’s all getting worse . crime has definitely risen lately with hate attacks on people becoming regular also mental health has got a lot worse i all around not only is the mental health services for the youth here appalling but there is minimum support for the adults now.

    they need the help now.

  20. Invest in policing Hartlepool, cutting crime, making Hartlepool a better place to live, Also get our hospital back up and fully running in all departments. Even have special units in mental health as so many people are taking there lives. Let’s help the people in and around Hartlepool.

  21. Reopen Hartlepool hospital.
    Investment into mental health
    Increase Police / decrease crime .

    Stop on council throwing money away !

  22. More mental health support and tackle the drug use in youngsters, invest in more businesses which will create more jobs and generally tidy up the town! Also childrens swings and play areas need updating in some areas! The list is endless ….

  23. I think that the fight against drugs should be a priority. Public safety is seriously affected in certain areas by druggie or/and drunk youth.

    1. – Affordable housing
      – Knock down Middleton Grange because the place is a dump
      – New civic centre because that’s a dump as well and has the same interior it’s had since the 1980s

      The town is starting to get better but we need more policing facilities to deal with petty criminals that ruin everything for the good people of this town.

      Better transport links to neighbouring towns and cities such as Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Newcastle.

      Better youth services to help deter youths from hanging round shops causing trouble as seen in Elizabeth Way shops.

      Best investment for this town would be to scrap Job Centre Plus, put all £25m into that and this town will flourish again.

  24. More frequent trains between Hartlepool and Middlesbrough at peak times.

    Regeneration of empty shops in the town centre to bring back customers.

    1. I think shortage of public transport is a major issue. My observation is transport to James Cook Hospital area is unreliable and infrequent.

  25. I came to Hartlepool back in May 23rd 2017 due to personal reasons I felt safe here and I now have been here for nearly 3 years HARTLEPOOL Council and 13 House ing help me so much HARTLEPOOL has lots going on people Are so kind and pleasant I also want to thank Habour and May Doctor s

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