Local residents encouraged to share ideas on how new £25m Town Deal for Dudley should be invested

In September Boris Johnson and the Conservatives announced 100 towns that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure places like Dudley can look towards the future with renewed optimism.

Launching the #MyTown campaign enables people to share pride in their town and contribute ideas on how the portion of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, earmarked for Dudley, should be spent.

Worth up to £25 million, each of the 100 town deals will ensure that towns get the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs and thrive.

Commenting, Marco Longhi, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Dudley North said:

“I am delighted that Dudley was selected as one of the towns to receive a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, and that as much as £25 million will go towards transforming our town’s economic growth prospects.

Local residents know what is best for Dudley and I would encourage people to have their say on the new dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter through #MyTown.

“This government is going further than any government before to level up every corner of our country. It’s fantastic for Dudley that we will be among the places to benefit, and that the community has an opportunity to shape the next chapter in the town’s history.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:

“Every town has its own story and we are supporting people across England to write the next chapter.

“We are investing up to £25 million in 100 places and I want to hear what local people think will make the biggest difference to their lives.”