George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle has backed high streets across the constituency as part of High Street Saturday, a new national campaign day to celebrate the place of the high street at the heart of communities across the country.
High streets have long been a place to bring communities together, a place for local people to access vital services and a place for businesses to thrive. But, the Government recognises that it is becoming harder for businesses on high streets across the country to compete with out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers. That’s why the Conservatives in government have:
- Delivered over £10 billion of business rates support since 2016, including cutting small retailers’ bills by a third.
- Backed community leaders with £675 million of funding to help modernise their high streets and town centres.
- Relaxed planning rules to support new homes on the high street, transforming them into community hubs where people work, live and shop.
George said, "Our high streets are at the heart of our local community. Here in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, we are lucky enough to have some fantastic shops serving the local community and making a difference to people's lives. We should all try and shop more locally whenever possible."