South West police forces are set to receive an additional £58million in funding this year.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that policing will receive up to £15.8billion in 2021/22 – an increase of £636million on last year.
Government pledges further £19.5million to tackle homelessness in South West
Separately, four councils in region receive £2.4million in substance misuse funding and three secure £1.5million via Protect Programme
45 independent cinemas in South West secure £2.9million through Culture Recovery Fund
A total of 45 independent cinemas in the South West have been supported with £2.9million in grants from the government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund.
Natalie Forrest appointed to lead plans to build 11 new hospitals in South West
The government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, including 11 in the South West, has been boosted by the appointment of Natalie Forrest to oversee the construction programme.