Maggie encourages local residents to share ideas on how new Town Deal for Long Eaton should be invested

In September, the Government announced 100 towns that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure places like Long Eaton in Erewash can look towards the future with renewed optimism.

Launching today, the #MyTown campaign enables people to share pride in their town and contribute ideas on how the portion of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, earmarked for Long Eaton, should be spent.

Worth up to £25 million, each of the 100 town deals will ensure that towns get the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs and thrive.

Speaking about the campaign, Erewash MP Maggie Throup said:

“I am delighted that Long Eaton has been selected as one of the towns to receive a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, and that as much as £25 million will go towards transforming our town’s economic growth prospects.

“Local residents know what is best for their town and I would encourage people to have their say on the new dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter through #MyTown.

“This government is going further than any government before to level up every corner of our country. It’s fantastic for Long Eaton and the rest of Erewash that we will be among the places to benefit, and that the community has an opportunity to shape the next chapter in our town’s history.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:

“Every town has its own story and we are supporting people across England to write the next chapter.

“We are investing up to £25 million in 100 places and I want to hear what local people think will make the biggest difference to their lives.”