Communities have seen the benefit of a £1 million scheme for areas surrounding former nuclear power stations.

Magnox designed the scheme to help build sustainable communities around former nuclear power stations and mitigate the impact decommissioning those sites has.

Funding for the scheme is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

During the year, Magnox provided £47,000 to a number of projects in communities near Bradwell Site.

Ian Cuthbert, Bradwell Site Director, said: "We are very pleased to be able to support the communities in which we work by funding projects and schemes that help encourage and develop education and skills, social infrastructure and sustainable employment.

"We have helped a number of organisations and charities to achieve their goals by providing finances and support, and it is our joint intention to make sure that our socio‑economic support continues to achieve the greatest possible impact.

"We also recognise the importance of being a good neighbour in the communities we operate in, and would encourage smaller organisations to apply to us for support for things like sports shirts and nursery equipment."

Magnox gave £40,000 to support appointment of a co-ordinator for the Maldon Sense of Place initiative which aims to improve regional opportunities.

Sense of Place Chair Charlie Fillingham said: "The funding provided by the NDA is extremely important in our attempt to build a sustainable economy following Bradwell’s closure.

"I am especially pleased that funding for a co-ordinator towards the Sense of Place initiative has been secured, as it will be very supportive in driving various projects planned for local communities."