Henry Smith MP welcomes Extra Government Funding for Local Council Services

· The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
· This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March.
· Crawley allocated a total of £1,185,859 and West Sussex allocated a total of £36,430,238 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Meeting the Challenge Together

As I write on Sunday evening, it is great to see that our Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street, after recovering from his serious Covid-19 illness. Coronavirus is the biggest challenge our country has faced for decades and this will be a marathon, not a sprint. Having Boris back, recovered and rested, is exactly what we need to deal with the longer-term challenges we face, as well as with the immediate crisis.