New figures show Tory-run Walsall Council is dragging its heels on regeneration of district centres.
Under Labour control Walsall Council allocated £4million in funding for improvement works across the borough – a real win for Walsall residents. The funding was planned to be spent to clean and improve paths, resurface roads, and regenerate district centres.
Since coming to power the Tories have spent less than half of the funding available, with not a penny spent in Brownhills, Aldridge and Walsall Town Centre.
The people of Walsall are being shortchanged. It’s time for the Tories to make good on their promises to regenerate our district centres, or make way for those who can.
Walsall Labour has a plan to put our borough back on the right track after a year of Tory mismanagement.
Labour’s plan for regeneration:
- Provide real investment in our district and town centres.
- Support the garden cities model of regeneration, reducing carbon emissions and restoring natural areas.
- Intervene where the commercial market has failed the community, bolstering council assets and sharing in prosperity.
- Ensure infrastructure investment matches regeneration, providing better access to housing, healthcare services, and schools.
- Introduce a trial ‘free after 3pm’ free parking scheme in Walsall town centre.