23rd Sep, 2020

Leader urges residents to take part in survey to decide Redditch's future

Ross Crawford 14th Mar, 2020

THE Leader of the Borough Council Matt Dormer is urging residents to take part in the government’s ‘My Town’ survey into what they want for the future of Redditch.

The plea comes on the eve of a visit by Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who will be in Redditch this Friday, March 13, to discuss the borough’s Towns Fund bid for up to £25million in government money.

“I’m massively encouraging people to get involved and take part in this survey,” said Councillor Dormer.

“The timescale on the Town’s Fund is really tight and we need to get people’s views onboard so we know what people want for Redditch.”

The fund will target investment around a series of themes, ranging from better public transport, improving a town centre, and improved cultural facilities to faster broadband and new spaces for town centre businesses.

There’s also a ‘something else’ option.

Suggestions already made for Redditch include improving the train station to two platforms, better wellbeing for all through the green agenda, investment in roads, leisure and entertainment and shouting louder about the town’s role in the Industrial Revolution to make it a tourist destination.

Others suggest giving all of the grant to the Alexandra Hospital, a new shopping centre and better amenities to support residents.

As well as meeting council leaders to discuss the Towns Fund bid Mr Jenrick will also be visiting the MGTS engineering training facility in Arrow Road North.

To access the Towns Fund survey click here

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