More green spaces, better links between station and the town centre, more pedestrianised areas and more independent shops – these were the ideas for improving the town that the residents of Sutton Coldfield presented at the annual Town Meeting last night.
The meeting, held at the Trinity Centre, was organised by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council. It gave a chance for residents to hear what the Council has been working on in the last twelve months. They also heard a presentation outlining the opportunities for the town arising from the planned £19m HS2 transport hub development.
Around thirty residents attended, alongside many of the elected Councillors, and took part in discussions to identify what they like about the town now and what improvements they would like to see as part of the development.
Leader of the Town Council, Cllr Simon Ward commented: “It was good to see residents at the meeting and to share what we have been doing over the last very busy twelve months. I am pleased that we had a lively debate about the future of the town. Residents of Sutton Coldfield are very proud of the town and its heritage and there were some great ideas about improving it for everyone’s benefit.”
Residents were also able to take away a copy of the Annual Report – either click here to read it online or telephone the office on 0121 663 1765 for a hard copy.