High Street Regeneration is one of my local priorities and I'm really pleased with the progress that has been made so far, such as the recent news about the Future High Streets Fund.
My team and I have spoken to thousands of residents across Mansfield and Warsop, and it is clear that Mansfield Town Centre is a common concern for a lot of constituents.
When questioned, over 95% of residents said they would like to see two hours free parking introduced to help boost footfall and every trader and shop supported the idea.
Tonight at Mansfield District Council, Mansfield Conservative Councillors will present a motion to full council to introduce two hours free parking for a period of one year so a detailed report can be carried out to see if the trial has increased footfall and boosted our local economy.
With the great news that we are in a position to bid for up to £25 million from the Future High Streets Fund, now is the time to back the residents and traders who overwhelmingly support this idea.
You can watch the meeting tonight on FB Live.