At the Coronavirus: Downing Street briefing today (06.05.2020) Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who has visited Stapleford twice in the last 6 months, said, “The 100 towns benefiting from our £3.6 billion Towns Fund will continue to receive our support. And we will be working at pace with them in the months ahead.”
I made ‘Investing in our High Streets’ one of my core priorities in Broxtowe during the last general election campaign because I knew that it was one of your priorities. Regenerating town centres and local businesses is a core part of my 6-point plan for Broxtowe. Now as much as ever, because of COVID-19, our high streets are going to need all the investment those can get and we have to support local businesses once the Government’s Five Tests are met and the restrictions are lifted. Stapleford Town Centre was chosen as one of 100 towns to receive funding. It is in line to receive up to £25 million worth of investment.
The Towns Fund will focus on three key areas as follows:
- Urban regeneration, planning and land use
- Skills and enterprise infrastructure
I attended the virtual Executive Board which met for the Stapleford Towns Deal on (01.5.2020). I am driving forward their agenda in Parliament because Broxtowe must be remembered in Government. I am in regular contact with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in pushing forward the Stapleford Towns Fund.