Securing greater government investment in our borough

If we are truly to level up and improve things for local people, we need to make sure we get our fair share of funding and investment. That means banging on the doors of Ministers and making sure we have the best possible bids for key projects and services.

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Deliver Padiham Flood Defences

Not only are flood defences a key priority for residents and businesses across Padiham, who have waited far too long for work on the flood defences to start, but it is also something I promised I would sort out when I first got elected.


Levelling up Burnley and Padiham One Step Closer

Burnley allocated £150,000 to place a bid for up to £20 million of funding from the Levelling Up Fund
£20,000 allocated to allow for a bid for upto £3 million of funding from the Community Renewal Fund
Burnley placed in Priority Group 1 for both schemes.

Antony welcomes extra funds allocated to Burnley Council

Antony made a promise to the people of this borough that he'd bring Government focus and Government investment to Burnley and Padiham and the local funding settlement for Burnley Council shows that is exactly what is being done.

Antony welcomes £360,000 boost to Burnley Council Budget next year

Antony Higginbotham MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Burnley Borough Council will see its budget boosted by 2.6 per cent next year, as well as an additional 5.3 per cent for Lancashire County Council and 2.4% for Lancashire Fire.

We Must Build Back Better

They say that you save the best until last and this week we saw the end of the conference season, culminating with the Prime Minister’s speech setting out our plan for the country; reiterating his plan and the plan all of us have, to deliver on the promises made last year and to Build Back Better

Antony Speaks About Levelling up Burnley and Padiham

Antony speaks about the importance of investing in northern towns like ours. For too long Burnley and Padiham has been left behind and that's meant slower growth for our local businesses.