Future Newstead is based in the former mining village of Newstead in Nottinghamshire and is awarded a grant of £433140. With young people in mind, organisers behind the project plan to transform the wild lakes on the old colliery tips into designated angling zones, working closely with the CAST project which uses angling as a way to engage with disadvantaged young people. A sustainable resource centre complete with visitor centre, classrooms and workshop space will be created on the site and plans are afoot to host a music festival, building on the existing community festival that has run for the last 10 years. London-based husband and wife team Anthony and Julia Thistleton-Smith will act as the Village Champion for Future Newstead and will offer their experience of environmentally sustainable architecture and PR.
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