Bolton Council’s bid for access to a multi-million pound government funding pot to regenerate Bolton’s town centres has been supported in Parliament this week by Chris Green MP.
The bid seeks £1.65million of government investment from the Future High Street Fund, which will support the creation of retail and leisure facilities for local people to enjoy, a town bike scheme and a traffic model to improve transport links across the borough.
During this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Green praised the new local Conservative leadership’s vision for the future of the borough.
Mr Green asked: “Mr Speaker, difficult times often call for new leadership and a new vision.
“Therefore, will my Right Honourable Friend join me in support of Cllr David Greenhalgh’s vision for a regeneration of Bolton, his bids for the Future High Street Fund and the recovery of Bolton after 40 years of Labour misrule?”
Speaking about the Future High Street Fund bid, Cllr David Greenhalgh, leader of Bolton Council said: “For too long the Labour leadership of Bolton Council neglected the towns across the borough, with no vision for local investment or much-needed infrastructure improvements.
“We have listened to local people and want to deliver the changes that people across the borough have long been waiting to see and I believe that our Future High Street Fund bid will bring us one step closer to regenerating our town centres for everyone in Bolton to enjoy.”