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4th Jul, 2022

Bromsgrove Lib Dem's ask that money from library sale is invested into high street

Ryan Smith 7th Apr, 2022

BROMSGROVE Liberal Democrats have urged Worcestershire County Council to invest money from the sale of old library into the High Street.

As part of its wider regeneraton plans, Bromsgrove District Council is currently looking into buying the site on Windsor Street.

And the Lib Dems say rather than that cash be spent in other parts of Worcestershire, the windfall should be used to make the high street a more appealing place to shop, as well as helping to boost local businesses.

Coun Josh Robinson, whose division of Bromsgrove Central at Worcestershire County Council covers the High Street, said: “I receive letters, emails and have conversations on a weekly basis from residents concerned about the High Street.

“The issues are varied, including utility companies ripping up the stones, tarmac being put in drains, and lights that do not work.

“By using the money from the sale of the old library we could make our town look nice and attractive for visitors and ensure our High Street thrives in the future.”

Coun Siobhan Robinson, whose ward covers the old library at Bromsgrove District Council added that the Windsor Street site had been an eyesore for years.

“We have struggled to get someone into the site to re-develop it.

“With the news of the money from Government, we are now not only in a place to re-develop that site, but we will also have further money we could use on our town centre.”

She said, since being elected, she and other Liberal Democrats were glad to have seen some improvements they had lobbied for introduced but she added there was more to be done.

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