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Swindon chosen as one of 100 towns to get up to £25m for re-development

The government made the announcement that £25m could be coming to Swindon as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund to develop prosperous futures.

The towns eligible for support include places with proud industrial and economic heritage which have not always benefitted from economic growth. Many are from the north of England in the region often called the Northern Power House. However there are also several places across the Midlands and the South West. 

Alongside Swindon, other towns include:

*Bournemouth

*Bridgwater

*Glastonbury

*Penzance

*Torquay

*Truro

*Worcester

Communities, businesses and local leaders will now be asked to draw up plans to transform their town’s economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP, said: 

“Ensuring prosperity and opportunities are available to everyone in this country, not just those in London or our biggest cities, is at the heart of the mission of this government.

“We want to level-up our great towns, raising living standards and ensuring they can thrive with transformative investment in transport, technology, skills and culture.

“I will now work with local people from the 100 communities to agree proposals to invest up to £25 million in each place. I hope these deals will provide the investment and the impetus for long-term renewal ensuring each town can look to the future with a new optimism.”

To find out more visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100-places-to-benefit-from-new-towns-fund

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