Wednesbury Town Centre Public Realm and Urban Greening Public Consultation

Closes 11 Mar 2024

Opened 29 Jan 2024

Overview

As part of the Wednesbury Levelling Up Partnership Sandwell Council is inviting residents, businesses, and community groups to have their say on plans to improve the public realm in Wednesbury Town Centre.

The public realm is the space between buildings that is open and accessible to everyone. This might include pavements, public squares and green spaces. This project aims to make Wednesbury town centre more inviting and safe, attracting more visitors which will help local businesses to grow. 

The proposals will build on the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone works in the Conservation Area through improving paving materials on Victoria Street, Union Street and outside of Wednesbury Town Hall and Art Gallery. New trees and planting are proposed to improve the look of these areas and bring environmental benefits.

We are also proposing a reimagined area named 'Ethelfleda Square' between the bus station and Union Street to provide a flexible space for events and socialising that celebrates Wednesbury's history as a market town and industrial centre at the heart of the West Midlands.

These proposals are not final and your feedback will inform the next stages of the project. Following consultation, we expect construction works to start around early summer 2024 with completion in spring 2025. Further information regarding the works will be sent out closer to the time.

Public consultation events

We will be holding two in-person public consultation events where you can find out more about the proposals and speak to the project team. You will find dates, venues and times listed in the 'Events' section at the bottom of this page.

Where to get a printed copy of the consultation materials

The printed consultation materials also include a paper copy of the survey. You can pick up a copy and complete the survey at Wednesbury Library during the consultation period:

Wednesbury Library, Walsall St, Wednesbury, WS10 9EH

How to respond

You can respond to the consultation by following the link below to the consultation survey.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy of the consultation survey, which can be found at Wednesbury Library or at any of the consultation events.

Share your views on proposed improvements to Wednesbury public realm.

Events

Areas

  • Friar Park
  • Wednesbury North
  • Wednesbury South

Audiences

  • Open Consulation

Interests

  • Understanding Views