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£166,986 extra funding for Gedling Borough Council ‘hugely welcome’ says MP

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Gedling MP Tom Randall has welcomed news that Gedling borough will benefit from a share of £900 million in additional funding for local councils.

Mr Randall confirmed Gedling Borough Council is to receive an extra £166,986 from the Government to continue providing vital services during the Covid-19 outbreak.

He said this means Gedling Borough Council has now received £2,120,000 in direct extra support from the Government since the start of the pandemic.

“The extra £166,986 for Gedling announced yesterday is hugely welcome and will ease financial pressures on Gedling Borough Council,” said Mr Randall.

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“These funds will help to support our communities, protect vital services and recover lost income, whilst ensuring Gedling Borough Council has the resources it needs to continue to play an essential role on the front line of our response to the virus.”

Mr Randall said Gedling borough will also benefit from a share of a further £100m established to support council-run leisure centres across the country, which are proving key to helping the health and well-being of people in the area.

He said: “The Government support is proving crucial to people living across Gedling as it means Gedling Borough Council can continue to provide the essential services needed.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “Since the start of the pandemic, we have backed local councils with the funding they need to support their communities, protect vital services and recover lost income. 

“This extra £1 billion funding will ensure that councils have the resources that they need over the winter and continue to play an essential role on the front line of our response to the virus while protecting the most vulnerable and supporting local businesses.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Perhaps Mr. Randall could use this windfall to help feed our children… Oh forgot, Mr. Randall votes against the feeding of children!

  2. Just to bring things into perspective, £166K was Michael Goves personal expenses for last year; that us good tax payers had to pick up.
    Tom Randall seems to have a distinct lack of intelligence for a man educated at Oxford, if he thinks this is good deal and that allowing children to go hungry in his own constituency is a good option.

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