Ruth Edwards MP has welcomed news that Rushcliffe Borough Council will receive almost £1.2 million extra from Government to help provide essential services and ensure they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic . This is part of a £1.6 billion package being allocated to local authorities this month and takes the total extra financial support from for councils to £3.2 billion.
Earlier this month, Ruth wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, to ask for an extra million pounds for Rushcliffe Borough Council to help continue to deliver their services. She was delighted to see this figure exceeded and more money allocated to support local services.
“I’m really pleased that Rushcliffe Borough Council will receive an additional £1.2 million from the Government to help ensure essential services are not impacted by the extra demands caused by coronavirus. Said Ruth. "This means that since the pandemic started, the council will have received an extra £1.3 million."
“Rushcliffe Borough Council is doing a tremendous job under extraordinary circumstances, helping to ensure the vulnerable are protected and supported. I will continue to champion everything they are doing for our community and work closely with ministers to ensure they always have the resources they need to carry out their important work.”
Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cllr Simon Robinson added:
"We are delighted the Government have allocated the Authority a further £1.2million of Covid-19 funding.
Although we still have significant funding gaps, this will help us ensure we deliver our front-line services and provide the assistance to our residents and businesses at this challenging time.
I would like to thank our MP, Ruth Edwards, for her support in lobbying Government to secure this additional funding."