Trudy welcomes introduction of Government's Stronger Towns Fund

Trudy Harrison has welcomed an announcement that will see town’s in the North West receive the biggest share of a £1.6 million funding boost.

Today, Trudy welcomed the Stronger Towns Fund, which will see the Government release £281m to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit.

The newly launched fund will be used to create new jobs, help train local people and boost economic activity – with communities having a say on how the money is spent.

Mrs Harrison, said: “Quite rightly, the North West region will be the biggest beneficiary and I have already began speaking with ministers and colleagues in Copeland to ensure that we are best placed to take advantage of this transformational fund. 

“Investment is vital to unlock our social and economic future, we’ll work hard to put forward a successful bid.”

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, said: “The UK’s towns have a glorious heritage, huge potential and – with the right help – a bright future ahead of them. The Stronger Towns Fund will help unlock that potential by investing in the building blocks of productivity and success.

“Local people, businesses, colleges, and councils know their areas best. So we want communities to come forward with their own proposals for how this money should be spent to achieve the best outcomes.

“These will be ambitious plans that help support local economies to create more good jobs. From local transport projects that will make it easier to get around, to digital connectivity to make doing businesses more efficient – the Stronger Towns Fund will help local communities to make improvements to their areas that will improve the lives of local people.