Mansfield MP continues fighting for £25million funding to improve town's economy
The fight to secure £25 million in funding to support the local economy and high street in Mansfield continues.
Ben Bradley MP asked the Secretary of State for support to improve Mansfield’s bid for Town Deal funding.
Mansfield has secured £25 million ring-fenced funding to support the local economy and high street. However, a successful bid must be submitted in order to access the funding. The bid must meet value for money requirements put in place by the Treasury and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Ben asked the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick MP, to ensure that Mansfield gets as much help as possible with its bid. He also asked that if Mansfield is not granted the full £25m from the first bid, then we could be able to try again without risking any offers of funding that have already been given. Ben requested advice from the Government officials to ensure that Mansfield’s future bid is successful and meets the criteria.
The Secretary of State described Ben as a “doughty champion for Mansfield” and committed to helping Mansfield prepare its proposals. He also pointed out that Mansfield received an initial £1 million of accelerated funding to make immediate improvements to the town.
Commenting, Ben Bradley MP said:
“I’m continuing to raise Mansfield’s Town Deal bid at every available opportunity. It’s a massive relief to hear directly from the Secretary of State that Mansfield is going to receive help to prepare its proposals and that consultancy arrangements have been put in place. We need to make sure the bid ticks all the right boxes so we can improve our high street and local economy.
“I can promise my constituents across Mansfield and Warsop that I won’t stop shouting up for this funding! I will do everything in my power as the Member of Parliament for Mansfield to ensure we receive the support necessary to access the £25 million that’s been ring-fenced for us.”