An MP has welcomed the news that Gedling Borough Council is to receive an extra £170,426 in funding to help it cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The cash boost is part of a £500 million package of support to help councils across England to help pay for its response to coronavirus.
In total, since the pandemic began, Gedling Borough Council will have now received an additional £1,402,993
Gedling’s MP, Tom Randall said: “The staff at Gedling Borough Council have played a heroic role in coordinating the local response to Coronavirus and I’m sure everyone in our community will join me in thanking them for everything they’ve done under extraordinary circumstances.
“Our Government said at the beginning of this crisis that they would stand behind our councils and I’m delighted that they have done, protecting local services and ensuring councils come through this difficult period with stable finances.
“This additional £170,426 shows they’ve continued to listen to local concerns and will protect local services across Gedling on which we all rely.”
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “Councils are playing a vital role in our national fight against coronavirus, providing a lifeline for so many and supporting communities at a time when they need it most. That’s why we are giving them an extra £500 million.”