Radcliffe residents are set to benefit after the Chancellor announced that Radcliffe town centre will get a £20m boost for regeneration.
Following a campaign by the Conservative MP for Bury South Christian Wakeford the Chancellor for the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced in his Budget today that the Government has approved Bury South’s bid to the Levelling Up Fund.
The bid includes the creation of a new civic facility, leisure facilities including a swimming pool and space for home workers and start-up businesses to work and grow.
Welcoming the announcement, Christian said:
“Since before I was elected, I promised to fight to ensure that Radcliffe would no longer be the forgotten town in the borough and that it would get the investment it deserves to regenerate the tired town centre.
“So, I am pleased that along with the new high school, Radcliffe is finally getting the attention that it deserves.
“I look forward to seeing the plans put into practice which will means the creation of much needed civic and leisure facilities following Labour’s decision to close Radcliffe’s civic hall and swimming pool some years ago.
“I know residents have waited a long time to see Radcliffe regenerated so I am so pleased to be delivering on the Government’s promise to level-up, reinvigorating the town to make it fit for the 21st century and give local residents a town centre to be proud of.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
“Since Christian was elected in 2019 he has been banging the drum in Westminster for investment in Radcliffe to give residents the town centre they deserve.
“Following his ardent campaign, I am delighted that today in the Budget I have been able to announce that Bury South’s bid for £20 million to the Levelling Up Fund has been approved. This Government is delivering on our manifesto pledge to Level-Up towns across the country.”