Rotherham could receive up to £25m of funding to develop ambitious and innovative plans to boost the town and its economy.
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have announced 100 towns across England to receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure each town looks towards the future with renewed optimism.
Now, The Prime Minister and the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick have invited people in Rotherham in the to come up with plans and schemes to benefit the town.
The plans will receive up to £25m of the Prime Minister’s £3.6bn Stronger Towns Fund, which will ensure towns are getting the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs.
Zachary Collingham, a spokesman for Rotherham Conservatives, said he was delighted at the news.
“I am pleased Rotherham will receive a share in the £3.6bn Stronger Towns fund, and local business and community leaders can come up with the proposals to help regenerate the community here.
“Conservatives in Rotherham will be looking to working with as many people as possible to develop the right plans to benefit everybody living and working in our town.
“Now we have this funding opportunity, it is a real chance to help fulfil the great potential and possibilities here to improve lives of people living and working across Rotherham.
“Boris Johnson and the Government have offered us this fantastic opportunity to make things better for Rotherham and to make a big difference we must take advantage of it.”
Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said: “Ensuring that prosperity and opportunities are available to everyone in this country, not just those in London or our biggest cities, is at the heart of the mission of this government.
“We want to level-up our great towns, raising living standards and ensuring they can thrive with transformative investment in transport, technology, skills and culture.
“I will now work with local people from the 100 communities announced today to agree proposals to invest up to £25m in each place. I hope these deals will provide the investment and the impetus for long-term renewal ensuring each town can look to the future with a new optimism.”