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30 JUN

Bid for millions of pounds for town

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A bid for millions of pounds of Government funding is being made by a district council for two Moorlands towns. The Government is inviting councils to bid for their ‘Levelling Up Fund’ which is designed to “invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK.”

A bid for millions of pounds of Government funding is being made by a district council for two Moorlands towns.

The Government is inviting councils to bid for their Levelling Up Fund’ which is designed to “invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK.”

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is making two bids – one for Leek and the other for Cheadle.

For Leek, there are three sections to SMDC’s bid with improvements, if the bids are successful, set to be made at: The Trestle Market in Leek; Brough Park in Leek; and also the Nicholson Institute in Stockwell Street, Leek.

Leek Town Council heard of the SMDC bid for their town at last week’s meeting of the town council on Tuesday (June 21) from SMDC cabinet member councillor Keith Flunder.

Cllr Flunder explained that more detail could not yet be divulged about what is planned until the bid was successful.

He also explained that a letter from Leek Town Council, supporting the bid, was needed for the SMDC application to the Government.

Members of Leek Town Council thanked cllr Flunder for attending their meeting and informing them of the news, with many stating it was “exciting” for the town.

Councillors agreed for Leek Town Mayor, councillor Bill Cawley, to write a letter of support, on behalf of the town council, for SMDC in their bid for the Levelling Up Fund.

For the neighbouring town of Cheadle, the SMDC bid, if successful, will see the town’s current leisure centre demolished and a brand new leisure centre built on the same site.

The Levelling Up Funding bids for both of the Moorlands towns are set to be submitted by SMDC to the Government by July 6.

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