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People in Cornwall urged to back £25m town campaign

People in Cornwall urged to back £25m town campaign

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:01pm 25th October 2019. (Updated at 11:24am 26th October 2019)

People across Cornwall are being urged to back a campaign to help transform towns in the Duchy.

The #MyTown campaign gives people a say in how a new generation of Town Deals each worth up to £25 million, should transform the place they call home.

It also provides a platform for communities to share their proud history and ambitions for a bright future.

It has been launched by Communities and Local Government Secretary Rt Robert Jenrick MP.

People will be able to share their views on a new dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter through #MyTown.

The campaign builds on the Government's announcement of four places across the region being chosen to pioneer multi-million Town Deals as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

Camborne, Penzance, St Ives and Truro among 100 places to benefit from the cash.

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"Too many towns feel neglected by Westminster politicians. This Government is committed to levelling up all parts of the country.

"That's why we're investing up to £25 million in 100 towns across the country. And I want local people to determine how that money is spent."

Communities and Local Government Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

Communities, businesses and local leaders will now join forces to draw up ambitious plans to transform their town's economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture. 

Details support and guidance to the 100 places to kick-start the process for preparing for a Town Deal will be announced shortly. 

In due course the Government will also announce details of a competition for further towns beyond the initial 100 to develop plans for their own Town Deals.  

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 "We are going further than any government before to level up every corner of our country. 

"With our new £3.6 billion Towns Fund, we're ramping up efforts to give local people power and money to decide what is best for their town.

"Whether you live in Camborne or Truro, getting involved in the My Town campaign is your chance to decide where this major investment should go."

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Rt Hon Jake Berry MP

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