The Local Government secretary, the Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP, has announced £1.6bn of additional funding to support local authorities responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding is intended to help local authorities address the pressures they are facing across their services.
It has been announced that a patient with coronavirus has passed away at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The patient who was a 41 year old woman from Telford, had a serious underlying health condition.
Lucy Allan MP said:
With the upcoming budget on Wednesday, 11th March, I would like to take the opportunity to comment on my priorities for Telford. Obviously, whilst the priority of the Government is to ensure financial stability for the economy ahead of any impact from the ongoing Coronavirus issue.
Lucy Allan MP has welcomed confirmation that West Mercia Police and Telford & Wrekin Council will see funding increase next year, demonstrating the Conservative Government’s commitment to deliver on the people’s priorities and level up across the country.
At Lucy Allan MP's invitation, the Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice MP, visited Ironbridge yesterday. He met with residents, local businesses, emergency services and the Environment Agency.