Sandwell Towns Fund
West Bromwich, Smethwick, and Rowley Regis have been invited by the Government to create a Town Deal. This is a really exciting opportunity to bring investment into Sandwell.
- Urban regeneration, planning and land use
- Skills and enterprise infrastructure
The skills and enterprise infrastructure focuses on driving private sector investment and ensuring towns have the space to support skills and small business development.
This theme covers two areas - physical and digital.
We want those who live and/ or work in West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis to be better physically connected. We want to ensure there are good transport links (train, bus, car) and look at improving the cycle and walking schemes.
We want residents, communities and businesses better digitally connected. We want to improve access to the internet through faster broadband speed, WIFI and mobile data. We want to ensure users have the digital skills and confidence to use digital devices and that accessibility meets the users needs.
A key part of the Town Deal is community engagement. We want you to get involved and share your views to help shape the Town Investment Plans for West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis.
Thank you for completing our Sandwell Town Deal Survey!
Once the data has been analysed, we will share our project shortlist where we will be asking you to comment on these projects.
#MyTown was launched by Government to allow members of the public to make suggestions and submit ideas for West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis. You can visit MyTown to read the suggestions made when the project was first announced.
We have established a Super Board comprising a wide range of key stakeholders from community, business, voluntary, public-sector and faith organisations. It is chaired by Jude Thompson, President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and the board will make sure that Sandwell's three bids are complementary. You can view the latest information from the Sandwell Super Board meetings here.
We have established three Local Boards, one per town, to develop a series of proposals for funding. The proposals will be contained in a Town Investment Plan (TIP). We will submit the Town Investment Plans by early 2021.
Media and Communications
Press Release - Published 7 September 2019
Major £75m boost for West Bromwich, Rowley Regis and Smethwick town centres.
Press Release - Published 14 July 2020
Council bids for millions of pounds for towns.
Press Release - Published 11 August 2020
Have your at on how £75 million Towns Fund investment is spent
If you have any ideas to contribute or would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact: Town_Deal@sandwell.gov.uk