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ROBERT JENRICK MP and the Truro Town Fund board.

Towns Fund bid on the agenda as Secretary of State for Communities visits Truro

The Secretary of State for Communities, Robert Jenrick MP has visited Truro to discuss the city’s progress with the Towns Fund funding bid.

Truro has been chosen as one of 101 towns across the UK to bid for up to £25 million.

Communities, businesses and local leaders were then asked to work together to draw up ‘Town Deal’ plans to help transform the economic growth prospects of each area, with an emphasis on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.

Earlier this year it was confirmed that Truro will receive between £500,000 and £1 million of this funding ahead of schedule to spend on projects such as improvements to parks, high streets and local transport.

MP for Truro and Falmouth Cherilyn Mackrory said:“It was great to welcome the Secretary of State for Communities to Truro today so he could see first hand the planning that is going on across the Truro community to realise the ambitions for this transformative funding for our city.”

“I am pleased that the Secretary of State can see for himself the awesome positive vision we have for Truro, and I hope he goes away with a firm picture of the impressive change for our city that we are trying to achieve.”

Carole Theobald, Chair of the Truro Towns Board said: “Meeting with the Secretary of State was our first opportunity to discuss our vision of the types of interventions that will drive growth and productivity.”

“We have a brilliant mix of ideas that celebrate Truro as a thriving destination with rich heritage, yet also set to build a robust economic future.”

“Over the coming weeks, we will be seeking a wide range of views and involving the public and businesses about the projects. Those views will go into the plan we put to Government in January 2021 to secure this valuable funding.”