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Bitter blow as Gedling borough again misses out on Levelling Up Fund cash to revamp towns

55 areas will now get £20m each in Government funding for town centre improvements, with five Nottinghamshire towns making the list.

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Gedling borough has agonisingly missed out on £20m which would have paid to revitalise towns and villages, it has been revealed.

55 areas will now get £20m each in Government funding for town centre improvements, with five Nottinghamshire towns making the list.

Clifton, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark and Worksop were all named by the Government on Sunday (October 1) and will receive £20m which will be split over 10 years as part of a new £1bn “levelling up” drive.

The Government says the cash should be used to improve transport and connections, tackling crime, anti-social behaviour and making high streets more attractive.

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CRITICAL: Cllr Michael Payne, the council’s deputy leader, has criticised the Government for not giving the borough “a single penny” in funding.

But Gedling Borough councillors have slammed the latest decision, calling it a ‘snub’ to hard-working taxpayers in the area.

The borough has failed to win bids for cash from the Future High Streets Fund, the Towns Fund, the Levelling Up Fund and the Levelling Up Partnerships scheme over the past few years.

Cllr Michael Payne, Gedling Borough Council‘s deputy leader, criticised the Government for not giving the borough “a single penny” in funding.

“Once again, the Conservative Government has announced a billion-pound funding package for local areas and Gedling’s communities will not receive a single penny,” he told the BBC”s Local Democracy Reporting Service.

“That means nothing for Carlton, Arnold, Mapperley, Netherfield, Colwick, Burton Joyce, Calverton, Gedling or Ravenshead.

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“It’s yet another snub to hardworking taxpayers across Gedling.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Snub? Only Arnold would have received it…again. GBC seem to forget the Borough composes of more than just bloody Arnold.

    • Agreed Percy, it’s not like Arnold has never been given funds before when other areas of the Borough have been neglected

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