Sandwell Towns Fund

Thank you for completing the Phase Two - Sandwell Town Deal Survey! 

The Phase Two Survey, which closed on Wednesday 30 September 2020, was designed to get your views on the projects that have been shortlisted for the Town Investment Plans for West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis.

We'd like to thank everyone who completed the survey. Your feedback will help design the projects that will be put forward in the Town Investment Plans. You can view the projects being put forward by clicking the red button below.

Town Investment Plan Projects

Latest News: £2.25m boost for Sandwell - £750k Accelerated Funding awarded to West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis

West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis were provided the opportunity to submit proposals to Government for up to £750,000 as part of the Town Deal Accelerated Funding Scheme, of which must be spent this financial year (by March 2021). The accelerated funding was confirmed as additional to the main Towns Fund Programme of up to "25m per town. The proposals for each town were submitted early August.

It's great news!
Government announced that the funding will be made available for all proposals put forward for West Bromwich, Smethwick and Rowley Regis. You can view the accelerated funding projects for each town by clicking the red button below.

Accelerated Funding Projects

 

Introduction

On 6 September 2019 it was announced that 101 towns had been identified by Government to benefit from the Towns Fund which comprises £3.6billion with up to £25million per town being available. The amount of funding allocated to each town will be based on a Town Deal agreed with Government.

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. 
 
The objective of the fund is to drive the economic regeneration in towns to deliver long term economic and productive growth through:
  • Urban regeneration, planning and land use
  • Skills and enterprise infrastructure
  • Connectivity

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Get Involved
 

Engagement

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. With Covid-19 impacting how we can engage with you (face to face, community events etc.).

So far, we have asked you to complete online surveys to get your views on the priorities for each town and your views on what projects should be put forward in the Town Investment Plans. We have facilitated workshops with local community organisations, local businesses and held Young People's Engagement Sessions. The feedback received is extremely valuable and we'd like to thank everyone who has been involved. You can view feedback received by clicking the red buttons below. Future engagement activities will be posted on this website

#MyTown

#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.
 

Governance

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


Contact Us

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

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