Letter: So proud of their work on Dewsbury’s Heritage Lottery Funding bid

It was with great surprise that I read the front page of last week’s Reporter (Town centre’s £3m lotto win, June 21).

I am proud of what our officers have achieved and the hard work they have put in to win the £2m lottery bid. This was a team effort and I thank them for a magnificent effort

I would, however, question the fact that our MP was the person to comment in your front page lead. With respect I would doubt if he knew even what the bid entailed.

We will continue to regenerate where we have control to do so and will build on the recent success.

What I would ask Mr Reevell to participate in, with all the powers of his position, is to get the Government to give our desperate retailers a business rate reduction to help them through these years of home built “austerity”.

Coun Paul Kane

Lab, Dewsbury East