The Bradwell economy will receive thousands of pounds in funding to ease the blow of the closure of the power station on the local community.

Magnox Ltd offered £150,000 of socio economic funding, in partnership with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, over three years to ‘increase the economic prosperity of the district.’

The scheme will support Maldon District Council’s efforts to raise the profile of the Dengie and bring tourism and investment to the community.

It aims to mitigate the impact of the site’s closure.

Maldon Council formed the Bradwell Legacy Partnership to coordinate the plans and regrowth in the area, using the funds.

The group is made up of local people, organisations and stakeholders and will use the fund to help local businesses and tourist attractions continue to flourish after the site, which currently employs 372 people, concludes the decommissioning programme.