Boris pledges £50m to rebuild riot zones

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a £50m fund to make major improvements to the capital’s town centres and high streets damaged by the recent riots.

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The fund will continue the improvement work after repair and rebuilding work is completed and contracts will be awaded to as many local businesses as possible.

The Mayor said: “We have always recognised the importance of improving London’s town centres and clearly after the destruction caused by the recent events across the city this is a bigger challenge than ever.

“That is why I am allocating £50 million to ensure that these areas are regenerated quickly and transformed into safe, attractive, vibrant and economically successful places to live, work and invest in.”

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