Huge boost as March High Street receives £6.447 million of Government regeneration funding
A landmark day for March and Fenland as a whole as I can confirm today the fantastic news that we have secured £6.447 million of regeneration funding for March High Street.
A key priority for me is to secure additional Government investment for our area to ensure Fenland and East Cambridgeshire unlocks its full potential. I am therefore delighted that, working with Cllr Chris Boden and Fenland councillors, County Council Leader Cllr Steve Count, and Mayor James Palmer, we have secured this game changing investment in March which will be a huge boost to the whole of Fenland.
This is the latest in a series of recent Government funding announcements including cultural support for the Angles Theatre and Luxe Cinema in Wisbech this month, investment in the platform extension and eight carriage trains which started this month in Littleport, and the continued progress on the crossing at Kings Dyke in Whittlesey. It also builds on other recent funding, such as the £3.16 million of Government funding via the Cambridgeshire Combined Authority for the training school for 80 to 130 apprentices a year at Metalcraft in Chatteris.
There is more work to do, and I will continue to ensure our local voice is heard at the heart of Government. This funding is a great boost for our area as we start 2021.