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Secretary of State visits Newham

Tuesday 29th September, 2020

Secretary of State visits Newham

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, has visited Truro and seen for himself the work of the city’s two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), including Newham and the Port of Truro.

He was accompanied during his visit by Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory, who earlier this year led a successful campaign to secure an additional £6.1m of funding for BIDs to support their work with local businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cherilyn said: “I am proud to have such excellent examples of successful BIDs in our Truro and Falmouth constituency and it was great to welcome the Secretary of State to Truro to meet with two of them, Truro and Newham, so he could see some of the excellent work they continue to do in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.”

Mel Richardson, manager of the Newham BID, met Mr Jenrick and briefed him on the work of the BID: “The Secretary of State was interested to hear about how BIDs are working in partnership to support local businesses and communities and was impressed following his visit.”

Mr Jenrick also visited the Hall for Cornwall for an update on its multi-million pound regeneration, and met members of the Truro Town Deal Board to hear about how up to £25m from the Government’s Towns Fund could be used transform the city.

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