Rory endorses Wigton as a national Town Team Partner
Rory this weekend endorsed and submitted proposals on behalf of Allerdale Council to put forward Wigton as a Town Team Partner, part of a new initiative launched by the Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government called ‘Our Town First’.
If successful in its application, Wigton would benefit from £10,000 of funding as well as support from the Association of Town Centre Management, which would work with the town to implement its application proposals. Wigton has put forward a bid to spend the funds on improving the aesthetic quality of its town centre, as well as nurturing new enterprise within the marketplace and help improve footfall within the town.
Speaking on the proposals, Rory said: “As the local MP, I am delighted to endorse this on behalf of Allerdale, as well as three proposals from Eden. In the current economic climate we must jump at any opportunity that offers additional funding for our local towns. £10,000 will go a long way within small communities to provide for local development projects, and we must be doing all we can to ensure we are successful in these applications. Wigton has come up with an imaginative pitch, and I sincerely hope those judging will recognise the impact that such funds could have on this historic market town when making their decision.”