How often have we heard this refrain? Owl will wait to “see the colour of the money” and how much of it is “re-announcement”, but it looks to be directed to infrastructure to support the green industrial revolution in the “South West”, which of course includes Swindon and Bristol and…..
From yesterday’s Wester Morning News:
Boris Johnson’s commitment to bring “massive investment” to the South West has been seized upon by campaigners who have pledged to hold the Prime Minister to his word.
Mr Johnson made the promise, last week, confirming earlier commitments to the region, in an answer to a question from South West Devon Conservative MP Sir Gary Streeter.
The PM told the region’s most senior Tory he “can be assured that we will be giving massive investment in infrastructure to support the green industrial revolution in the South West…”
The decision to stage the G7 Summit of world leaders in Cornwall in June is seen as a reflection of the Westcountry’s leading role in green energy and environmentally-friendly technology.
Now business leaders behind the Back the Great South West campaign, championed by the Western Morning News, are looking ahead to the March Budget and calling for the tourism industry – hard-hit by coronavirus and lockdown – to get more support.
David Ralph, Chief Executive of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Our big ask from March’s budget is specific support for the tourism sector.”
Susan Davy, boss of South West Water owners Pennon Group, said it was vital the region spoke “with one voice” to win the backing it needs.