Bid for High Street improvement funds

A £7.85m bid for funding from Advantage West Midlands to improve Brierley Hill High Street is being put forward by Dudley Council.The bid is part of an overall package of measures to help regenerate Brierley Hill by linking the High Street, the Waterfront and Merry Hill to form a new town centre.

It is focused on the High Street area and, if successful it will:

  • Enable new routes from the High Street to the new Health and Social Care Centre, College, car parks  and public transport stops making it easier and quicker to walk around the area;
  • Provide new trees for the town centre;
  • Widen pavements to allow for pull in areas for deliveries to shops and bus stops;
  • Provide new street furniture: chairs, cycle racks, bins and improved signposting;
  • Introduce new high quality paving for the High Street;
  • Introduce a new ‘Southern Gateway’ for the town and address the problem with the leaning wall beneath the war memorial;
  • Improve the Northern Entrance to the town with the provision of new public art.
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Overview map of regeneration proposals

A word of caution: this is a bid and has to be backed up by hard evidence to demonstrate that it meats the funding criteria of AWM.  A great deal of research has been undertaken in formulating the bid to make sure it is robust.  As with all bids there is a risk that all, or part of the scheme, may be rejected.

Timing: It is hoped that the full application will be written and submitted to AWM by the next meeting of the Town Centre Partnership on 5thNovember.

One Response to Bid for High Street improvement funds

  1. Doug James September 29, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    Bloggers,

    Signpost is working with Dudley Ptc to encourage the development of opportunities to train local people as Walk Leaders and, have drafted a Town Centre ‘Tootle’ which involves a walk including the High Street, canals,
    Waterfront environs, highlighting our history, future plans, places of interest and Art Work.

    The route will be measured and facts included in a new leaflet. Each walk group will be accompanied by a trained Walk Leader. Each walker will also be offered a pedometer to measure their paces and, a free Signpost Healthy Living pack to read with their ‘Tootle’ Leaflet.

    If you would like to enjoy a ‘Tootle’, become a Walk Leader or assist with the production of the Walk Leaflet and Walk Guide notes please get in touch or visit us at Signpost, 175 High Street, Brierley Hill. Tel; 01384 77790. Today Brierley Hill, tomoz into our magnificent countryside on cycles. Signpost cycle route, WATCH THIS SPACE…

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