As part of efforts to unlock Redditch’s full potential, Rachel joined the Redditch Conservatives team as they formally submitted their Future High Streets Fund bid.

Last Tuesday (April 24th), Councillor Julian Grubb joined Rachel in Westminster to officially handover the town’s bid to the Minister for Local Growth Jake Berry MP.

Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council is bidding for a share of the £675 million fund, announced by the Conservative Government last year, which can be used by towns to transform their high streets.

Now the town’s bid has been officially submitted, Rachel will continue to lobby Ministers to ensure Redditch is at the forefront of their minds when they come to make a decision.

Rachel said: “Congratulations to the Redditch Conservatives and to all staff on Redditch Borough Council who have worked on the town’s Future High Streets Fund bid. A lot of hard work and effort has gone into developing this bid which will stand the town in good stead when Ministers allocate funding to successful bids.

“The work doesn’t stop here. I’ll continue to lobby Ministers and press the case for Redditch to receive its fair share of this vital funding.

“Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council have ambitious plans for the future of our town and to unlock its full potential. This funding will help support their vision for the future of Redditch.”

Jake Berry MP, Minister for Local Growth added: “It’s great to receive such an ambitious bid from a local council, like this one. I know that this is an issue that both Rachel Maclean as the local Member of Parliament as well as Redditch Conservatives are extremely passionate about. High streets are changing as more people shop online but we are determined to see high streets and town centres remain at the heart of the community.”