MP welcomes Council funding announcement

Anthony Browne, MP for South Cambridgeshire, welcomed the news that South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) is due to receive £1.6 million in additional funding to help tackle the Coronavirus crisis. 

Councils across England will receive another £1.6 billion in additional funding as they continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, taking the total given to councils to help their communities through this crisis to over £3.2 billion, an unprecedented level of additional financial support in recent times.

South Cambridgeshire District Council is set to receive an additional £1,572,931, ensuring it can continue to provide essential services and support to those who need it most.

Other authorities who will benefit from the increased funding include Cambridgeshire County Council, who will receive an additional £11.5 million, and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, who have been awarded an additional £639,000 towards their work leading the Local Resilience Forum. 

Anthony Browne MP commented: “I am delighted that the Government have listened and supported South Cambs District Council with additional funding to help pay for dealing with the coronavirus crisis. 

“I have been clear that SCDC needed a minimum of £1 million, and have been lobbying ministers to ensure that South Cambridgeshire is not left behind. This announcement ensures that SCDC has every resource to assist the most vulnerable in our community without cutting any vital every-day services. 

“I have also raised the issue of parish council funding in Parliament with the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick, who has urged District Councils to use some of this additional funding to help any Parish in financial distress.”