It’s your vote

Has the New Deal for Communities 10-year programme been a success?

Regeneration bosses are looking to the future as a major multi-million pound scheme draws to a close.

Ten years ago, Hartlepool was chosen as one of 39 areas to take part in a government initiative to tackle deprivation in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.

The £54m Hartlepool NDC programme, which covers 4,500 households between the Belle Vue and Hart Lane areas of town, comes to an end on March 31.