A local MP has described the award of up to £25 million of government funding to Nelson as “transformative” and a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
It was announced this morning (6th September 2019) by Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP that Nelson, has been selected as one of 100 towns to benefit from the governments £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
Andrew Stephenson MP said “I am over the moon! I have met Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick and Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry a number of times to make the case for a range of projects across Pendle. This announcement of up to £25 million funding for a range of projects across Nelson will be transformative and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reverse the decades long decline of the town. Over the last few years we have seen millions of pounds invested at the outstanding Nelson and Colne College, two brand new primary school buildings (St Pauls & Whitefield) and investments in sporting facilities, but this funding means we can really transform the area. I will be working with Pendle Council, Lancashire County Council, our local college, schools and residents to see how they want this money to be spent.”
Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100-places-to-benefit-from-new-towns-fund