Local MP welcomes funding boost to help Bucks high streets bounce back
Aylesbury MP Rob Butler has welcomed Government funding of more than £480,000 to help Buckinghamshire Council reopen local high streets once restrictions lift.
“I have visited many local businesses during the coronavirus crisis and have heard first-hand how difficult it has been for firms on our high streets. That is why I’m delighted that Buckinghamshire will receive £481,588, as part of the Government’s new Welcome Back Fund. This support will help reopen the town centre fully and provide local people with fantastic options to reunite with friends and family once restrictions permit.”
A total of £56 million will be invested across England through the Welcome Back Fund to help councils boost tourism, improve green spaces, and create more outdoor seating areas, markets and food stalls.
“The Welcome Back Fund will help Bucks bounce back from coronavirus and I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting projects which our superb town centre teams have planned for the summer, all of which will help make Aylesbury a better place to live, work, visit and invest.”
Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, said:
“As we move to the next stage on the roadmap out of lockdown, we are all looking forward to being reunited with friends and family outdoors and making a safe and happy return to our favourite shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
“Our Welcome Back Fund gives every city, town and high street support to prepare for a great summer. This funding will help councils and businesses to welcome shoppers, diners and tourists back safely.
“As soon as the roadmap allows, we need to get behind our local businesses and enjoy all that this country has to offer and that we’ve been missing so much.”