Published: 4th Jul 2018

The fund will be allocated to solutions that improve housing, retail or culture in town centres across Merseyside such as Birkenhead, Southport, St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes, Birkby, Prescott and Bootle. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram will also announce a new City Region Town Centre Commission, which will work with local authorities to produce long-term investment plans for how each area’s towns can thrive over the next 20 years. The announcement will be made at a major conference today which has been called to take stock of Mr Rotheram’s first year in the role, highlight the combined authorities £460m investment programme and include announcements on planned next steps. Mr Rotheram is expected to say: ‘Liverpool city centre is the economic engine of our city region and we will continue to support its development with strategic investments, like those we are making to support the knowledge quarter and the new cruise liner terminal. But just as we … (To read the full article, subscribe below)