MP welcomes support for Cathedral repairs in Budget

Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, has welcomed new funding for Cathedral repairs announced in the 2014 Budget.

The grant scheme will provide £20 million nationwide towards grants for repairs to important Cathedrals.

Julian said:

“This is good news for all our Cathedrals and I hope that the team at Ripon Cathedral will explore how they can receive some of the support when further details are announced.

“It is important we repair and preserve these important buildings that are at the heart of our communities and bring tourists into cities like Ripon. I will work with the team here to ensure we benefit from the Government’s investment.”