At Welsh Questions this week, I was able to ask the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart MP, about the second round of the 'Levelling Up Fund' and when applications would open.
Following on from the announcements about the first round of funding last month, I know that Wrexham Council are keen to re-bid for the 'Wrexham Gateway' project, centred around the Racecourse Ground and Wrexham General Railway Station. As such, I will be working hard in Westminster to help make sure the project is a success.
You can read the question and the answer below:
Wrexham was fortunate enough to win one of its two levelling-up fund bids, and Wrexham County Borough Council has committed to redefining the other bid and working with officials. Will the Secretary of State let me and the council know when round 2 of the levelling-up fund will be open for bids?
Answer (Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart MP):
It will be open in the early part of next year. Any local authority that was not successful in the first round will have a chance to discuss its bid with officials to see how the application can be nuanced to achieve success next year.
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