Vital services for communities across Cannock Chase have been saved/maintained thanks to a Government funding boost.
As a result of financial pressures caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, Cannock Chase District Council and Staffordshire County Council have been given a share of an extra £1.6 billion to support communities including services such as food deliveries to vulnerable people, supporting local care homes and household waste collection services.
And Cannock Chase MP Amanda Milling said she will work closely with councillors to help ensure the money can used in the best ways and will continue to work with Government ministers to make sure the councils have the resources they need.
Amanda Milling MP said:, “Cannock Chase District Council, Staffordshire County Council and our emergency services are doing a great job in keeping our communities running during Coronavirus. After speaking to the District and County Council it is clear to see how this extra funding is helping to ensure the vulnerable are protected and supported across Cannock Chase.“
Adding, “This extra money from the Government is crucial and I will continue to work with councillors and also Ministers to ensure the councils always have what they need to carry out their important work.”
Commenting County Councillor Cllr Phil Hewitt said: “This is an extremely challenging time for us all, as well as the larger projects and deliveries to the vulnerable, we have also been working locally with many smaller groups in Cannock Chase such as the Salvation Army and school groups working with children who are finding the lockdown very difficult. The Coronavirus has added extra pressures to our council but with this extra support from the Government we have been able to ensure that we can continue to deliver vital services at this time.”
Commenting, Robert Jenrick MP, Communities and Local Government Secretary, said: “Councils are playing a central role in our national fight against coronavirus and the Government continues to back them at this challenging time. That’s why I announced an extra £3.2 billion of support for councils to help them to continue their extraordinary efforts.”
First Tranche of Covid-19 Funding Second Tranche of Covid-19 Funding Total Covid-19 Additional Funding
Cannock Chase District Council
£53,638 £1,003,770 £1,057,408
Staffordshire County Council
£22,296,046 £15,463,289 £37,759,335
Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
£169,404 £845,782 £1,015,186