During Business Questions earlier this week, I praised the Business Minister, Kelly Tolhurst MP, for bringing forward the Future High Streets Fund in the 2018 Budget. I was delighted to see that months of campaigning and putting pressure on Government to support High Streets had paid off!
As soon as the funding was announced, I committed to supporting MDC in any way that I could and I've been really keen to take their plan forward.
Since the announcement, I've had several meetings with Government about how Mansfield can benefit from this funding. Mansfield District Council is currently consulting with stakeholders on its proposals and I've written a letter of support for the Council's plans to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
I'm really pleased that the Business Minister welcomed the opportunity to hear the proposals for the regeneration of Mansfield town centre and I'll continue to push forward MDC's plans to Government.