BROMSGROVE District Council’s town centres manager has reassured concerned Rubery residents the £100,000 village revamp is still on track.
Speaking about the Rubery regeneration at the village’s PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting Cheryl Welsh said the scheme was now in its ‘fourth stage’ which would see CCTV repaired and replaced, street furniture replaced, illegal traffic signs updated and bollards repainted or replaced.
“When we are working with multiple partners, it may seem to be stalling but it is moving forward.
“We have talked to residents and business owners and have looked at the streetscape to see what can be improved.
“It is all about leaving our legacy, we don’t want to be coming back saying it isn’t working.”
The idea is to reach a ‘quality charter’ to ensure Rubery’s shopping area is maintained to a very high standard, both now and in the long-term future.
The scheme is being co-ordinated by NWedR (North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration) on behalf of Bromsgrove District Council, which has contributed £75,000 of the funding, and it will be carried out by Worcestershire County Council, which has provided £25,000.
Coun Karen May, Bromsgrove District Council’s deputy leader and portfolio holder for economic development, the town centre and strategic partnerships, said: “I’m happy to see all the partners working together to invest in Rubery centre, which can only benefit the local economy.
“After all the planning, the enhancement project continues to gather pace as it approaches its business end.”