Northumberland Labour is delighted to see progress being made in a deal it signed seven years ago when in power at Northumberland County Council.
Five local authorities (including Northumberland County Council) on either side of the Scottish border are benefiting from The Borderlands Growth Deal which aims to support new independent businesses and microbreweries, as well as increase access to cycling routes.
Northumberland Labour leader Scott Dickinson said: “People living in counties on the border can see the sense of working together to benefit individuals, families, and businesses. It is a beautiful part of the UK and there is such potential here. There are unused or derelict properties that can be turned into businesses to create jobs for local people.
Shadow cabinet member for business Lynne Grimshaw added: “Many people will have read the news in the local paper. We’re glad that the borders area is getting some much-needed investment at last.
“We will be working with council leaders to ensure this project, which is gaining momentum, continues to go in the right direction.”
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