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'Thousands of jobs' created by seaside regeneration scheme

Britain's coastal communities have seen more than 3,000 jobs created thanks to a £120 million seaside regeneration fund, the Government has said.

Communities Minister Mark Francois said the coastal communities fund has also created more than 6,800 apprenticeship places and safeguarded 864 jobs.

The scheme has been operating for three years and will be extended for another five years with funding of £90 million.

Mr Francois said: "Few things beat a day at the seaside which is why our coastal communities fund is investing millions in regenerating cherished seaside towns so they can be year-round success stories.

"Our one nation Government is determined to kick-start local economic growth, build infrastructure and create the business opportunities so seaside towns can thrive.

"We are now seeing coastal towns pick up pace; create thousands of jobs, apprentices and training places which is great news for the community and economy."

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