Created: 01 November 2019
Andrew has provided a further update on the Town Deal funding for Goole and Scunthorpe.
Andrew explains, "Residents will remember a few weeks ago I reported that I had successfully lobbied for Goole to receive up to £25 million from the Government as part of a nationwide Town Deal programme.
The Town Deal will be led by the Council who will be required by the Government to work with local residents, interested parties and myself to develop a plan for Goole and how this money will be spent.
I am pleased to report that the Government has now released £162k of this funding to the Council to kick this work off. Scunthorpe is also receiving a Town Deal and £173k has been released for the work there too (they are getting slightly more because it is based on population and Scunthorpe is a lot bigger). This is development funding to do the work necessary to develop the plan and unlock the rest of the cash.
This is great progress and I look forward now to developing a plan for how we are going to use the millions of pounds made available to Goole to support the regen of the town. We have hundreds of millions of investment coming to Goole via Siemens and Croda too, but as shopping habits change it is clear the town centre needs to be a key part of the regeneration plans for this fund."
You can check out the Town Deal Prospectus here - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/blueprint-for-100-multi-million-pound-town-deals-revealed
Photo - Andrew recently met with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, to discuss the funding.