Cabinet Minister visits Buxton to discuss town centre regeneration

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick visited Buxton last week to discuss plans for the future of the town.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 5:14 pm

During the visit on Friday, the Cabinet Minister saw Buxton Opera House and Buxton Crescent and met High Peak MP Robert Largan and local councillors, to discuss the £6.6 million grant recently awarded to Buxton town centre from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

Mr Jenrick said: “We created the Future High Streets Fund even before the pandemic because we knew town centres were under pressure.

“The pandemic has magnified those forces. We want to help them to bounce back now to prosper and thrive once again.

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government MP Robert Jenrick visited Buxton and met with MP Robert Largan to discuss plans for the future of the town

“So I was absolutely delighted the Government was able to give £6.6 million to Buxton to help support its recovery after the pandemic.”

The Future High Streets Fund was launched in 2018, with a pot of £675 million to help town centres and high streets to be renewed and improved, and improve lives for local residents.

The aim of the scheme is to renew and reshape town centres and in Buxton was one of 50 towns across the country given grant money to improve facilities.

High Peak MP Robert Largan added: “It was great to welcome the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government to Buxton to meet with our local councillors.

“It was a good opportunity to discuss the Future High Streets Fund to regenerate Buxton town centre.”