Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council response to Budget 2023

Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said:

“We very much welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of investment in our borough.

“I spoke to the Minister in January about the need for more investment in Redcar and Cleveland and the potential for improvement this would bring. We now await more detail about the funding and look forward to delivering jobs and opportunities for local people and adding value by attracting investment and growth to our borough.

“Our vision is to improve the lives of all our residents through the wide range of services we provide on a daily basis and our staff do a fantastic job in helping to do this. However, Redcar and Cleveland faces a number of significant challenges, including some areas of serious deprivation and child poverty, and it is vital that our borough develops to provide opportunity and aspiration for all our families and in all our communities.

“We have worked hard to improve our borough and have an ongoing programme of regeneration to provide job opportunities and amenities for our residents and attractions for visitors who enjoy our beautiful coastline and countryside. We also work closely with community and civic leaders, and our fantastic businesses to understand their needs and aspirations and to help them achieve these, so we are ideally placed to co-ordinate the development of a plan to gain real value from the Government’s investment.”

Councillor Glyn Nightingale, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, added,

“Councillor Lanigan in persuading the government to back our efforts bring real change for local residents must be congratulated. It is vital we now ensure that key priorities of the Council are put in place so that resident can see the difference to the quality of their lives and livelihoods.”