In November 2019, Rachel secured a Town Deal worth up to £25 million for Redditch. Redditch is just one of 101 towns across England invited by the Government to develop proposals to bid for the up to £25 million.
Rachel secured the up to £25 million Town Deal for Redditch.
The funding – which will represent the single largest Government investment in Redditch the town has ever seen – will be used to make Redditch a town fit for the 21st Century.
It will be used to invest in skills, digital manufacturing, green infrastructure, town centre regeneration and transport improvements.
The Town Deal Board, made up of local business people, community leaders, council leaders and Rachel, meets for the first time.
The Board will develop the vision and strategy for the Town Deal.
As well as the Government funding available to Redditch, it’s also hoped the Town Deal will act as a catalyst for further private investment in our town.
This Town Deal will allow us to continue unlocking Redditch’s full potential.
A public consultation is held so residents can have their say on the next steps to regenerate Redditch as part of the Town Deal process.
The Town Investment Plan is unanimously backed by all Councillors on Redditch Borough Council and submitted to Government for approval.