Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have announced 100 towns across England that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure each town looks towards the future with renewed optimism.
The Prime Minister and the Communities Secretary have invited Stapleford in Broxtowe to develop ambitious and innovative plans to boost our local economy.
The plans will receive up to £25 million of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, which will ensure that towns are getting the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs.
Commenting, Darren Henry said:
“I am delighted that Stapleford has been chosen as one of the towns to bid for a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund and that local business and community leaders can develop proposals that will genuinely regenerate the community here.”
“We need this funding to help Stapleford. Last week figures showed that there was over 15% less footfall compared with the same week last year and there are too many empty shops. Almost 13% of ground floor retail premises in Stapleford are unoccupied.