Monmouthshire County Council have confirmed that they have submitted a bid for a slice of the UK Government’s “levelling Up” Fund which across the country is worth £4.8 Billion pounds.
The levelling up fund brings together the government to invest in local areas, making a difference to local infrastructure, Whether that be road, rail, walking or cycling, high street regeneration and cultural and heritage assets.
In Caldicot, the projects include the modernisation and upgrading of the leisure centre, acquisition and repurposing of a major retail block in the town centre and creating an enhanced public area in the town centre, and the active travel links to the centre. Each bid is a multi-million pound package that would bring much needed investment to the towns.
Local MPs have lent their support for Monmouthshire’s bid, with David Davies, MP for the Monmouth constituency and Jessica Morden, MP for Newport East Constituency, endorsing the submission.
Jessica Morden commented;
“The bid is an opportunity to bring funding to some fantastic projects that will greatly improve Caldicot for residents, businesses and visitors. Having seen the presentations on the future plans, I am very pleased to formally endorse the proposals”.