Rachel is urging residents to have their say on how a Town Deal worth up to £25 million for Redditch should be invested.

Back in September, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced 100 towns that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure places like Redditch can look towards the future with renewed optimism.

Launching the #MyTown campaign enables people to share pride in their town and contribute ideas on how the portion of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, earmarked for Redditch, should be spent.

Worth up to £25 million, each of the 100 town deals will ensure that towns get the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs and thrive.

Rachel said: “I am delighted that Redditch was selected as one of the towns to receive a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, and that as much as £25 million will go towards transforming our town’s economic growth prospects so we can continue to #UnlockRedditch.

“Local residents know what is best for their town and I would encourage people to have their say on the new dedicated Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MyTownCampaign) and on Twitter through #MyTown.

“This Conservative Government is going further than any government before to level up every corner of our country. It’s fantastic for Redditch that we will be among the places to benefit, and that the community has an opportunity to shape the next chapter in the town’s history.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “Every town has its own story and we are supporting people across England to write the next chapter.

“We are investing up to £25 million in 100 places and I want to hear what local people think will make the biggest difference to their lives.”