King’s Lynn will benefit from £750,000 of accelerated Towns Funds for a School of Nursing at the College of West Anglia, and investment to improve the town centre under £80 million of funding announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

The proposals for accelerated funding were submitted by the Towns Fund Board for a School of Nursing at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn. The School of Nursing has been developed by the College of West Anglia and the QEH with support of the Borough Council and other local partners. It can play an important part in addressing nursing workforce issues and will allow QEH to recruit more staff locally.

The Board also submitted proposals for a project to improve the town centre in Lynn including potentially providing opportunity for markets, pop up initiatives, outdoor seating areas and other schemes.

Commenting on this announcement, James Wild MP said:

“This is great news that will kickstart training opportunities for people in West Norfolk and allow QEH to recruitment more staff locally. I was delighted to make the case for a School of Nursing to the Prime Minister and securing this investment is part of the government’s levelling up agenda.

WEB James Wild MP

“The success of this proposal reflects the strong collaborative working between the College of West Anglia, QEH, the borough council and other local partners on the Towns Fund Board.

“By investing in the town centre this funding will support projects to encourage more people to support local businesses and create new opportunities.”