Coronavirus: Government funding to support Trafford high streets and small businesses

Robert Jenrick has launched a new £50 million fund for councils, including Trafford MBC, to support their local high streets get safely back to business announced today by High Streets Minister, Simon Clarke MP

This new money will support practical measures so businesses can re-open quickly when they are allowed to, staff get back to work and customers return to shops confident it is safe.

Trafford will also be able to use this money to develop local marketing campaigns to explain the changes to the public and reassure them that their high streets and other commercial areas are safe.

It is the government’s ambition to reopen non-essential retail in a phased way from 1 June, subject to the scientific advice. The government will set out further detail on how and when these can reopen safely shortly.

The new fund builds on longer-term funds already in place to support their revival and boost their economic fortunes including the Future High Streets and Towns Funds.

🗣 Nathan Evans, Leader of Trafford Conservatives said: clearly the government gets it, the Council has been awarded just over £210,672 from MCHLG to support the recovery of our High Streets. This will ensure people can enjoy their time visiting our high streets safely again.

“High streets across Trafford are critical to our economic recovery. We have invested in these town centres Partington, Urmston, Altrincham and Stretford have been transformed by the investments the Conservative administration made.

“I will be pushing for Trafford Council to follow this advice and work to reopen our high streets.

“The fund announced today for Councils shows the government is focused on committed to our regions".

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