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A special exhibition will visit local venues over the coming weeks, to let people know about the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

People will be able to find out how the City Deal is creating jobs, bringing new homes and helping people to get around.

The exhibition opened this week at Booths Supermarket in Fulwood, where it will be on show until Friday.

It will then visit Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Longton, Lostock Hall and Leyland over the coming weeks.

The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is a £434m ten-year project which will deliver substantial new roads and other transport and community infrastructure improvements.

Jim Carter, chair of the City Deal, said: “Come along to the exhibition and you’ll find out about the overall City Deal project and how it will help you.

“There’s also an interesting animation to explain more about what’s happening across the area, and there’ll be leaflets for people to take away.

“We’re pleased to be in Fulwood this week and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the other local communities, so that people can find out more about how they will benefit from the City Deal work.”

The other exhibitions will be held at:

  • Fulwood Booths, 12-16 October
  • Bamber Bridge Library, 26-30 October
  • Harris Museum, 2-6 November
  • Longton Booths, 9-13 November
  • Penwortham Library, 16-20 November
  • Lostock Hall Library, 24-27 November
  • Leyland Library, 30 November to 4 December

The City Deal will bring economic growth to the area over the next decade. It has been agreed between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

This includes creating more than 20,000 new jobs and the building of over 17,000 new homes.

For more information visit www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal, emailcitydeal@lancashire.gov.uk or follow the work on twitter @LancsCityDeal.

Background facts about City Deal

City Deal’s ten year vision:

  • Investing £430m in the area
  • Four major new roads and a new motorway junction
  • Building 17,000 new homes
  • Creating more than 20,000 new jobs
  • Creating almost four miles of new roads
  • Making almost five miles of new dual carriageways
  • Improvements to sustainable transport routes and public areas
  • A new railway station at Cottam
  • Supporting the development of one million square metres of commercial floor space
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