Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has today expressed his delight at the announcement that the Department for Transport has agreed funding for Herefordshire Council’s Destination Hereford 3 programme.

Herefordshire Council will receive £1.5m from the Access Fund, awarded over a period from April 2017 to March 2020. The primary objectives of the fund are to support the local economy by supporting access to new and existing employment, education and training and to actively promote increased levels of physical activity through walking and cycling.

Commenting on the announcement, Bill Wiggin MP said:

“I was delighted to learn that Herefordshire Council were successful in their bid for funding to help with the destination Hereford 3 programme. This funding will ensure improvements in accessing the cities education, training and employment facilities. In conjunction with the proposed new University in Hereford, this news spells an exciting time for the city.

I welcome the news that the funding will place an emphasis on increased levels of walking and cycling, better health and air quality, and less congestion and CO2.

Many of my constituents travel to Hereford for work or study, and these proposals to transform the way people move in and around the city can only be a benefit to them.”