Working in collaboration Christian Wakeford MP and Bury Council have submitted a bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund to help regenerate Radcliffe Town Centre.
After 12 months of analysis of the town centre and the wider area including listening to business and residents, Bury Council have applied for up to £20 million to deliver on the plan to rejuvenate the centre of Radcliffe.
The planned investment will build upon the success of securing the new high school and will create a new civic hub in the town centre, establishing a new focus for recreation, leisure and culture. Retail space and employment opportunities will also be improved and with a revised car parking strategy to improve access.
Supporting the submission Christian Wakeford MP said:
"The positive impact that the regeneration of Radcliffe Town Centre will have on the residents of Radcliffe is very clear and is something I promised to fight for even before I was elected. The regeneration would see the creation of new leisure and civic facilities in the heart of the town replacing those functions that the town has been missing for several years."
With cross-party support and a focus on delivering for the town, it feels like Radcliffe is no longer the forgotten town in the borough with lots of focus on what can be done to revitalise the hub of the community, which the excellent work of the market started.
With the decision of the long hoped for High School in the town made by the Education Secretary in February, the future really is bright for Radcliffe and it's clear we are entering some very interesting and exciting times.
Commenting further Christian said:
"This bid also means the Government are delivering on their 2019 Election Manifesto that they will level up across Northern towns. I am very pleased to be one of the MPs whose constituency will hopefully benefit from the levelling up agenda."