311 and 313 bus route news

The 311 and 313 bus routes have been taken off at Brierley Hill due to the large road works at Burnt Tree Island.  This meant that the timetable for these routes was being significantly disrupted.  The 246 has stepped up its frequency to carry passengers between Stourbridge, Brierley Hill and Dudley in a bid to maintain reliability.  Those wishing to travel further can then change to the 311/313 at Dudley bus station.  Bus operators get financially penalised should bus services be early or late, so this is a significant issue for the bus operator.

What do you think of events in town centres?

CFP have been commissioned by Dudley MBC Economic Regeneration Division to research the impact of events upon the vitality and viability of the town centres in Dudley. We’d like to hear your views about the impact of the recent event in Brierley Hill town centre. 

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the short survey using the link below. The deadline for responses is 8th January


 If you think the survey will be of interest to any other traders or organisations in Brierley Hill please feel free to forward this message.

 All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and only aggregated data will be used which cannot be attributed to individuals or organisations. CFP are registered with the Information Commissioner and our use of the data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

 If you would like any help completing the survey or wish to discuss any aspect of the survey please contact Adrian Spray at CFP on 01562 887884 or Pat Taylor, Brierley Hill Town Centre Manager on 01384 814657.

 Kind regards

Adrian Spray


Principal Consultant

Signpost to Close on Friday 18th December, 2009

On behalf of the staff, volunteers and, Partners staff we would like to record our gratitude and appreciation to all our clients, local people and service users, particularly over the last three years.

During 2009 Signpost, 175 High Street has been visited by 5,565 clients to date, referred over 960 local people to College courses, completed 600 Cvs, and assisted over 240 people into work.

We have supported several initiatives to encourage the re-development of our High Street and assisted Partners with their efforts to engage local people in pathways to work.

We have all greatly enjoyed working with our colleagues on the High Street and wish them all every success in the future.

We wish our service users all the best and a ‘Thank You’ for their generous support.

A Final Report on Signposts work will be posted to the Noticeboard downloads prior to 11th December, 2009.

Compliments of the Festive Season and every success in 2010.

Area Action Plan progress note

Nicki Dale, principle planning officer at Dudley MBC, gave a presentation to the Town Centre Partnership on progress with the Area Action Plan – a crucial document which will guide developments in Brierley Hill for the next 20 years.

Continue reading Area Action Plan progress note

High Street: AWM full bid to be submitted before Christmas

AT its meeting on 5th November the Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership was pleased to hear that Dudley Council are continuing to press ahead with the ‘full’ bid for Town Centre improvements to Advantage West Midlands. 

Continue reading High Street: AWM full bid to be submitted before Christmas

Brierley Hill Christmas Lights Switch On – 20th November 4pm-6pm – Moor Centre

We have Santa,  Bob Cratchett and Marley who juggle and stiltwalk,  Fun Fair Rides,   Face Painting and Balloon Modelling,  Bouncy Castle  Reindeers and The Falconry Centre Entertainment from Local schools and Community Groups   Event is between 4.00pm – 6.00pm . Lets hope for good weather  and a goodtime !

 Brierley Hill Lights A4

Retail Roadshow (2) – Surviving the next few months for independent retailers

With the local economy still looking uncertain and as many as one in eight independent retailers going under, Business Link WM arranged for some sharing of advice on how to survive the next few months.  Aimed at independent retailers the advice could apply to many more sectors. Continue reading Retail Roadshow (2) – Surviving the next few months for independent retailers