Bishop Auckland
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Bishop Auckland is among the towns chosen for the funding.
Jane Imrie

26 UK towns secure over £600m funding to boost local economies

26 towns across the country are set to receive multi-million pound funding to help create jobs and revive their local economies.

The government has announced over £610m investment from its Towns Fund, which aims to support the recovery and growth of towns across the UK.

Towns across the country have been chosen for the funding, including the Northern towns of Bishop Auckland, Hartlepool, Redcar, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Doncaster and Rotherham.

Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP commented: “We are levelling up towns and cities across the country by building stronger and more resilient local economies, boosting prosperity and opportunity in our communities, and helping them build back better from the pandemic.

“Today I am announcing new town deals in 26 areas, backed by over £610m investment from the Towns Fund.

“This will support locally-led projects to transform disused buildings and public spaces, deliver new green transport and create new opportunities for people to develop new skills. This is a boost for communities and businesses across England.”

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