Education, skills and employment
Making sure local people can access the jobs, skills and other economic benefits the project would bring is essential. We will continue to work in partnership with local education and training providers to identify and support initiatives to develop transferable skills that will be needed to support the construction of Sizewell C as well as future development schemes.
Public services and community facilities
We recognise local concerns about the impact of construction, including the size, location and activities of the workforce.
In collaboration with local authorities, emergency services and public services, we will develop a Community Safety Management Plan to address issues that may arise from the arrival of Sizewell C workers to the area.
Following feedback from residents and stakeholders on these issues at Stage 2, we will undertake further detailed analysis of potential local impacts on public services and community facilities, such as school places, GPs, police and other emergency services.
Tourism is an important source of jobs and income in many areas of the rural economy, in particular in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and we will continue to work with local tourism bodies, local authorities and businesses to support the long-term sustainability of tourism on this part of the Suffolk coast.
We have also continued to support various local initiatives and charities through the Community Fund building on the strong presence established by our colleagues at Sizewell B.
The Sizewell C Community Fund could award you up to £750 for your community project or event and will be open for applications on 1 April 2018. To qualify for funding your community event or project must benefit people living within a ten mile radius of the proposed Sizewell C site or associated development sites.
The closing date for the next round of applications is 4 May 2018 and our panel will be meeting to review applications later in May. Awards cannot be granted retrospectively, so think ahead and apply early.
If you have an event or project that fits the criteria and would like to submit an application you can find our Community Fund guidelines and application form below.
Our interactive visitor centre exhibition is open to all ages without prior arrangement and explains how EDF Energy safely produces electricity at Sizewell B power station. By prior arrangement you can take part in a walking tour of the station. Included in the tour are: the turbine hall, essential diesel generators and our cooling water system. Please allow three hours for the tour experience. The minimum age for our pre-booked tour is 11 years. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, or to book a tour, please contact the Visitor Centre team on 01728 653974 or firstname.lastname@example.org