As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 4th October, Stephanie met with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust recently and signed their coalfields pledge to support the reinstatement of a specific fund for coalfield areas.
The MP backed to the pledge, which the Coalfields Regeneration Trust says would allow it to scale up its activities and deliver positive socio-economic impacts in former mining communities like Barnsley.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust aims to champion and strengthen former coalfield communities and generate the resources to develop and deliver programmes that can make a difference for the people living in them.
Barnsley MP Peacock has long supported the Trust, and took the opportunity to reiterate her backing and lend her support to their calls for a dedicated coalfield fund.
Commenting, she said:
“The Coalfields Regeneration Trust does fantastic work in coalfield areas across the country, and works tirelessly to ensure communities like Barnsley are not disadvantaged by our mining legacy.
“A dedicated fund directly targeted at helping former coalfield communities could have a huge economic impact for local people, and I’m delighted to pledge my support for this excellent campaign.”