Before the election in December, I campaigned for Crewe to get a Town Deal. I got the Minister in charge of the fund to come to Crewe and see for himself why we need the funding.
AND WE HAVE GOT ONE!
This means Crewe can benefit from up to £25 million of funding for projects which will help to build a better future for the town. I know people have heard all this before, that you will believe it when you see it. But if you don't have your say we won't be able to get this right for you and your family.
This is a huge opportunity and it makes clear that the Government is committed to levelling up our towns. We could do a lot with this money. We could make sure there are more things for young people & families to do in town, tackle empty buildings and shops or create more chances for people to live and work in the town centre. We can finally see action instead of talk.
But I want to know what you think Crewe needs.
You may already know the demolition of the Royal Arcade in the middle of town has finally started, with a new bus station and car park due to be built. Developers plan on building a bowling alley and cinema to go with it.
Crewe has also already been awarded £750,000 by the government to develop Lyceum Square based on plans that the Crewe Cultural Forum came up with, with things like outdoor screens and seating & dining areas. The indoor market is also due to reopen next year. An operator has agreed to take on running it which is a good early sign it will be a success.
WE ARE TURNING A CORNER
But there’s still more to do. That’s why I’m asking you to fill in this short survey so we can work together to improve our town centre. I will share your views with the Crewe Town Board that is working together to
Together we can shape the future of Crewe. So let me know what you think. I will share your view with the Crewe Town Board who have to come up with the plan of how we spend the money. Like my page on Facebook and you can stay up to date with what I am doing locally on this and other issues Facebook.com/KieranMullanUK