Investing in local roads is a priority says Prime Minister during visit to Mansfield

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was welcomed to a youth centre in Mansfield this week and he spoke of his priorities for the future of the area, including youth provisions and investing in the roads. He was joined on the visit by Ben Bradley MP.

“The other thing that Ben has been really crystal clear with me about is the we’ve got to do more to invest in local roads and that’s why I made an important decision on HS2.

“We’ve taken everything penny that we would have spent on HS2 and we are giving a chunk of that money direct to the new East Midlands Mayor, £1.5 billion, an enormous sum of money to spend on your local priorities and the priorities of people here, which Ben will tell you, are local roads.

Mansfield MP, Ben Bradley, said: “It’s really positive to have the Prime Minister in a youth centre on the day that we can announce the £3.5 million investment in a new youth centre at the Bellamy Estate and the roll out of the family hub programme in Mansfield, which is all about how we deliver more joined up services to communities who most need it.

“There’s no service provision in that estate at all so it’s a really huge investment and a bit of a game changer so it’s great to have the Prime Minister come and talk to the youth centre and youth services and some of the young people and put that across.”

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