Have your say: plans to redevelop Wednesbury town centre5th February 2024
As a local resident or business owner, you’re invited to have your say on plans to redevelop the public realm in Wednesbury town centre.
The proposals are designed to improve the attractiveness and safety of Wednesbury town centre’s public spaces. The plans focus on the areas between Wednesbury Great Western Street tram stop, Wednesbury Bus Station and Union Street.
What do the plans include?
The aim of the project is to positively revitalise the town centre. The plans include the provision of more places to sit, rest and socialise. This means more benches that are more comfortable, more bins to minimise littering and more trees and planting.
The proposals also include better quality paving and improved lighting along the following streets:
- Great Western Street
- Union Street
- Victoria Street
- Outside Morrisons and the Museum and Art Gallery
- The proposed Ethelfleda Square outside the bus station.
Have your say
Have your say on the plans from Monday 29 January until Monday 11 March. You can complete an online survey via the Consultation Hub. You can also drop into Wednesbury Library or an arranged public engagement event, where you can see the plans and discuss them with the officers working on the project. The public engagement events are taking place on:?
- Tuesday 13 February, 9am to 12pm in Union Street (near the bus station)
- Saturday 17 February, 9am to 12pm at Morrisons supermarket.
This consultation is part of the Levelling Up partnership, between central government and Sandwell Council.
The Levelling Up partnership will help Sandwell Council deliver much-needed new homes, help tackle crime and antisocial behaviour and improve green spaces. It will also help to redevelop Wednesbury town centre, expand the Millennium Centre and help to give Sandwell residents the skills they need to secure better jobs.
The Levelling Up partnership builds upon regeneration and plans in place to deliver ambitious projects for Wednesbury with £20m of investment.
Sandwell Council has set up a partnership board to oversee the Levelling Up partnership.
Maria Jardine is Chair of the Wednesbury Levelling Up partnership board. Maria said:
“I am delighted to Chair the Wednesbury Levelling Up partnership board. The board brings together a range of representatives including councillors, MPs, statutory bodies, business leaders, voluntary sector representatives and young people.?We want to make a lasting difference in Wednesbury.
“There are some exciting ideas for improving the appearance of Wednesbury Town Centre and I am looking forward to hearing your views through this consultation. We want the Town Centre to be a thriving place.”
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for regeneration Councillor Peter Hughes said:
“I would urge people to contribute to this consultation and offer your thoughts. Our aim is to revitalise Wednesbury town centre, and we want your input to help us to do that. In fact, later this year, there will be a further consultation to gain your views on the long-term future of Wednesbury town centre.”
Find out more
To find out more about the Levelling Up partnership and the projects for Wednesbury please visit Wednesbury Levelling Up Partnership – Regenerating Sandwell.
For more news on the development plans keep an eye on our news page.