At the beginning of this year, January 2023, Shropshire Council was awarded £18.7 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to regenerate Shrewsbury’s town centre.
Today (25 May 2023), I welcomed representatives from RivingtonHark, the company appointed to implement Shropshire Council’s successful LUF bid, to Parliament. The representatives explained the reasons why they were carefully selected by highlighting their track record of success in transforming other towns across England and Wales. RivingtonHark aims to submit a complete planning proposal by August 2024 with shovels in the ground by March 2025.
As a result of my lobbying on behalf of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury is finally getting the funding it deserves and I welcome the government’s commitment to Levelling Up our town. RivingtonHark has my wholehearted support.