VIDEO: SECRETARY of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick pledged support for Warrington’s Peace Centre and to help protect the green belt in Warrington South when he visited the town to support parliamentary candidate Andy Carter.
Following a tour of the peace centre, home of the Tim Parry Johynathan Ball Foundation for Peace, created as a living memorial to the two young boys killed following an IRA bomb attack on the town in 1993, Mr Jenrick said he was “hugely impressed” by the facility.”
He said he found it “very moving” to meet founders Colin and Wendy Parry, and through his role as Communities Secretary, he would, if the govermnet was re-elected, see how funding could be found to ensure it had a sustainable future.
Mr Jenrick also re-afirmed the Government’s commitment to protecting the Green Belt.
“We know how important the green belt is to local people and we want to see it preserved and enhanced – our manifesto can not be any clearer on this issue.”
He said investment would be made on infrastructure to help free up brownfield sites like the Filders Ferry power station which is due to close next year.
For the full interview check out the video above.