I was so pleased to invite the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Stroud this morning to see the Five Valleys development & meet local residents.
I've been fighting to get investment into the High Street since a recent bid failed. It was good to have the opportunity to show the Chancellor such a good example of an ambitious project here. Bringing local businesses together with new businesses & key services like GP health is a proven way to revitalise tired parts of towns. With offices & homes going into the development too, this should increase footfall across the whole area naturally. The government is investing widely into high streets so I will continue work to get Stroud to the top of the list.
Thank you to the Five Valleys team & the businesses we talked to