Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb has welcomed today’s announcement that £20 million has been secured from the UK Government Levelling Up Fund for Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire is in the first tier of areas eligible for the Levelling Up Fund created by UK Government to replace EU funding. The funds are being financed directly by the Westminster Government and today, local Councils across the UK are finding out which bids have been successful.
Mr Crabb has been working with Pembrokeshire County Council on the bid to the Levelling Up Fund to support the ongoing regeneration of Haverfordwest town centre. The bid focused on the need to make the historic town centre a more attractive place for visitors. Now that this money has been secured it will enable the restoration of the 900 year-old historic castle into a high-quality all weather visitor attraction and develop the potential of the river as a feature of the town centre.
Commenting, Mr Crabb said:
“I have worked hard to support Pembrokeshire County Council in their bid to the Levelling Up Fund and make the case to the Treasury about why Pembrokeshire should be put at the front of the queue for this funding.”
“I am delighted that the Chancellor has listened. It means that the money I have secured for Pembrokeshire can turn these plans and aspirations for Haverfordwest town centre into reality. It is now up to Pembrokeshire County Council to use this money to support traders and boost local economic activity.”