Henry Smith MP Encourages Local Residents to Share Ideas on How New Town Deal for Crawley Should be Invested

In September the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced 100 towns that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure places like Crawley can look towards the future with renewed optimism.

Launched last Friday, 25th October, the #MyTown campaign enables people to share pride in their town and contribute ideas on how the portion of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, earmarked for Crawley, should be spent.

Worth up to £25 million, each of the 100 town deals will ensure that towns get the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs and thrive.

 

Henry said;

“I’m delighted that Crawley was selected as one of the towns to receive a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, and that as much as £25 million will go towards transforming our town’s economic growth prospects.

“I’d encourage Crawley residents to have their say on the new dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MyTownCampaign and on Twitter using: #MyTown.

“This Government is going further than any before to level up every corner of our country. It’s fantastic for Crawley that we’ll be among the places to benefit, and that the community has an opportunity to shape the next chapter in the town’s history.”

 

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick, said;

“Every town has its own story and we are supporting people across England to write the next chapter.

“We are investing up to £25 million in 100 places and I want to hear what local people think will make the biggest difference to their lives.”

 

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