Theo Clarke MP for Stafford is pleased that Shire Hall in Stafford is set to reopen this summer following her campaign with Staffordshire County Council. Ms Clarke has worked to help secure over £14 million in Government funding for Stafford from the Future High Streets Fund. In Prime Minister’s Questions, Ms Clarke raised with the Prime Minister the importance of Government funding to support small Staffordshire businesses and regenerate Stafford town centre.
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Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“One of my earliest campaigns was to reopen Stafford’s Shire Hall, so I am delighted that this iconic building is finally set to reopen this summer. Can I thank the Government for providing £1.6 million in funding to create a hub for small businesses in Shire Hall, but can I also ask my right hon. Friend to help regenerate the rest of Stafford town centre and our high streets to help level up the west midlands and support our local businesses?”
The Prime Minister:
“I thank my hon. Friend for her fantastic work to reopen Shire Hall—she is a passionate campaigner for Stafford—and Stafford was awarded over £14 million lately through the future high streets fund.”
Philip White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills at Staffordshire County Council:
“We’re delighted that the iconic Shire Hall in Stafford will reopen in early summer as a business centre and enterprise hub.
This flexible, modern space will meet demand from Staffordshire’s start-ups and small businesses, and support the regeneration of our county town as we move beyond the pandemic.”