Jonathan welcomes up to £25 million funding boost for Kidsgrove

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 Kidsgrove in Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke 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, Jonathan said:

“I am delighted that Kidsgrove will receive a share in the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns fund, and that local business and community leaderscan develop proposals that will genuinely regenerate the community here.”

“I hope everyone in the community will be consulted to suggest ideas and that a priority will be given to Kidsgrove Sports Centre to reopen this precious community asset.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:

“Ensuring that prosperity and opportunities are available to everyone in this country, not just those in London or our biggest cities, is at the heart of the mission of this government.

“We want to level-up our great towns, raising living standards and ensuring they can thrive with transformative investment in transport, technology, skills and culture.

“I will now work with local people from the 100 communities announced today to agree proposals to invest up to £25 million in each place. I hope these deals will provide the investment and the impetus for long-term renewal ensuring each town can look to the future with a new optimism”.