Fr Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland, and Carlin How with Skinningrove has congratulated church member Marshall Best, who chairs the Loftus Regeneration and Future High Streets Bid Group (including two further church members), on the Boxing Day announcement that the small Redcar & Cleveland Borough town is to to receive nearly six million pounds in Government funding to regenerate its High Street.
Loftus is one of 57 towns to succeed in their bid to central government’s Future High Streets Fund.
- Pictured: Loftus High Street from the tower top at St Leonard's Church
The offer is for a minimum of £5,833,628 with a potential £3 million investment from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, and £500,000 from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council; bringing the total potential investment to a remarkable £9,333,628.
Fr Adam said, “This is absolutely wonderful news for our small town and for our wider parish.”