- Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford presents petition calling on Rotherham Council to submit strong bid for Levelling Up Fund to Parliament
- Rotherham is high priority for getting a slice of the £4.8 billion fund to reinvigorate left behind areas, but only if local authority places a strong enough bid
In his latest push to secure £20 million from the Levelling Up Fund for his Rother Valley constituency, local MP Alexander Stafford presented his petition to Parliament.
Almost 1800 residents signed the petition, which called on Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) to pull together and submit a strong bid for high streets in the Rother Valley area to receive a much-needed injection of funding to secure their future.
Commenting, Alexander said:
The government's Levelling Up Fund is a once in a generation opportunity and absolutely must be seized upon by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
There is a £20 million grant available for Rother Valley and I want our communities to be first in the queue to receive this so we can rejuvenate our local high streets and shopping areas.
Rother Valley cannot afford to miss out and I will do everything that I possibly can to enable Rother Valley to access this investment.
I hope this petition, and seeing the strength of feeling within the local community, convinces the Council to act now.