Government funding "will maximise Telford's potential for business, jobs and growth"

Lucy Allan is pictured with Richard Sheehan of the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Paul Hinkins of the Local Enterprise Partnership. 

 A £75.3million Government funding package for Shropshire will help Telford maximise its potential, says community campaigner Lucy Allan.

 The funding, announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron, will begin with a £17m package to improve Telford’s road network.

Lucy said: “Telford is a rapidly expanding town and this funding boost from the Government demonstrates real commitment to Telford's future. The Local Enterprise Partnership will ensure the money is spent to maximise the benefits to residents and businesses alike."

“This investment could mean up to 16,000 new jobs around the county, bringing more investment to Telford and boosting the local economy."

“I’m glad that the Government sees Telford’s potential and wants to invest in its future. I’m sure that this investment, as well as the recently announced direct rail link to London, will really help boost Telford’s presence on the national stage.”

“I want to see the money spent on projects that will benefit the whole of Telford so we can make the most of the town’s huge potential for business, jobs and growth. This is brilliant news for everyone who lives and works in Telford.”

 

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