Future High Streets Fund

This week I met with Jake Berry MP, the Minister for Local Growth, to discuss Putney High Street and how we will be able to access funding for improvements from the Future High Streets Fund proposed in the Chancellor's Budget.

The Minister has confirmed that local authorities, such as Wandsworth Borough Council, will be able to bid for funding in order to deliver on proposals. This is great news and I've written to the Leader of the Council, Ravi Govindia, to encourage him to put forth a bid for Putney High Street which will see us improve transport connectivity and increase pedestrianisation to hopefully improve the local shopping experience on the High Street for residents.