Mar 2020

The March 2020 Budget and Transforming City Fund awards do not include funding for the Ashington Re-opening. Urgent enquiries to pursue how this will then be funded given the Prime Minister’s earlier statement of commitment to the project are overtaken by the Corona Virus crisis, which itself raises a question mark as to whether even those schemes that were announced will be able to go ahead, once the nation’s financial situation is re-assessed after the virus emergency.