The Barnard Castle Vision, a partnership which has been the driving force behind a series of successful regeneration schemes in Barnard Castle, is now closed.

Through the investment of more than 9m of funding the partnership helped to create 65 jobs - including those linked to the redevelopment of the Witham - and has supported the establishment of 14 new businesses. In addition 77 businesses have received support with premises improvement. Town centre developments such as better car parking, including better signage and new modern floodlighting to the Castle, have also been installed.

Barnard Castle Vision board members met on Friday 18 September, 2015 and agreed to end the partnership with immediate effect. However, the board members remain very committed to Barnard Castle and would be willing to explore any future opportunities, should they arise, to deliver projects that would benefit the local economy and further increase the vibrancy of the town.

For information on economic regeneration in the area please visit. http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2015/Regeneration-and-Economic-Development