REDDITCH Borough Council is to receive a further £158,204 from the Government to help pay for its response to coronavirus.
The money, is part of a £500million package of extra support for councils across the country and brings support for the pressures local authorities in England are facing to £4.3billion.
Locally, it means that since the pandemic began, Redditch Borough Council will have received an extra £1,038,047, part of a package of Government support to help councils respond to the pandemic.
Local MP Rachel Maclean said: “Under the leadership of Councillor Matt Dormer, Redditch Borough Council has played a heroic role in coordinating the local response to coronavirus and I’m sure everyone in our community will join me in thanking them for everything they’ve done under extraordinary circumstances.
“The Government said at the beginning of this crisis that they would stand behind our councils and I’m delighted that they have done, protecting local services and ensuring councils come through this difficult period with stable finances.
“This additional £158,204 shows they’ve continued to listen to local concerns and will protect local services in Redditch on which we all rely.”
Coun Dormer, said: “I welcome this further round of funding to support the council’s services during this pandemic.”