Church Street is to receive its due and be returned to its Edwardian glory (fingers crossed).
The grants are from a separate government pot and have no bearing on central government’s reduced annual allocation to Hartlepool Borough Council’s coffers.
We were told in no way were we a special case a long time ago and to tighten our belts, along with the rest of the UK.
Iain Wright has done all he could for us.
So here’s to the oil well beneath the Civic Centre (only joking).