There is more good news this week, with the announcement that Bassetlaw will be benefiting from £6.5 million of funding from the Sheffield City Region (SCR).
It is high time that our area got something like this out of our relationship with SCR.
Although I think it is a good thing that the district has a place at the SCR table, I am still sceptical as to whether we will actually get a good deal out of it.
Although £6.5 million looks good on paper, it is very small change when you consider the SCR is getting on for nearly £600 million over the next few years.
It is up to local politicians and the council to ensure Bassetlaw gets as big a piece of the pie as possible.