Bloxwich Business Partnership

Bloxwich Business Partnership

About this page

This page is presented in support of the Bloxwich Business Partnership.  Much of the content here is provided by the Partnership or by Walsall Council, and is used with their permission.

If you wish to contact the Partnership, please do so direct via Nikki Rolls of Walsall Council (details at the foot of this page).  If you notice any errors herein, please contact Stuart Williams via our Contact page. Thank you.

About the Partnership

The partnership was re-launched in October 2009 and has achieved much in a short amount of time including;

  • Planting a 15ft Norwegian spruce Christmas tree complete with lighting installed at Promenade Gardens in Bloxwich
  • New icicle Christmas lighting funded by New Horizons for Leamore shops canopy
  • Confirmed a funding grant for Friends of the Park nature meadow project in King George V Playing fields.
  • Secured £6000 funding to install a new column light in Leamore precinct alleyway, to deter anti-social activity

The partnership consults with local businesses, organisations and stakeholders in order to capture their key issues and concerns to focus on discuss at meetings and what action they wish to proceed with. Particular activities are likely to include transport proposals, events, schemes to help reduce business crime, marketing and promotion, enhancing the street scene, environmental improvements and schemes to encourage inward investment.

One the key concerns raised by retailers and traders was the transport package for a Red Route along the A34 including Bloxwich High Street. The partnership continues to be consulted at each stage of the scheme, and work is estimated to commence summer 2010. The consultation helped the traders understand the benefits of the Red Route package which will create better enforcement of illegal parking, a mixed use of parking bays along the high street, new signalisation along the route and make efficient use of road space to improve traffic flow and journey times.

The partnership was formed to give the local traders and retailers a forum in which to discuss issues that affect their business operation and development. We welcome anyone who wants to contribute towards making Bloxwich town centre, Leamore and Blakenall Shopping precinct’s a strong and lively place that people want to visit. The partnership meets on a regular basis and new members are always welcome. If you would like to get involved with the partnership please contact the District Centre Management department via the contact information below.

The Chairman

Bloxwich, Leamore & Blakenall Business Partnership appointed a new chairman in March 2010. Emma Harwood, branch manager of Co-op Travel in Bloxwich High Street, took over the helm of the partnership with support from Walsall Council’s district centre management team.

Emma said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the chair of the recently re-launched partnership.  Retailers in Bloxwich, Leamore and Blakenall are all working hard with the support of the district centres team to regenerate the central shopping area of these three communities and tackle issues of concern.

I feel the partnership has already been successful in raising the profile of these areas and both the Christmas and Easter events we arranged have been well supported.”

Emma is contactable at Co-op travel if you would like to raise any issues or concerns with her.

Events

The partnership is actively involved in organising events throughout the year, as well as supporting wider community activities in Bloxwich, Leamore and Blakenall areas, with a view to making the district a prosperous, vibrant and safe place to live, work and visit.

More information on events will be publicised in The Bloxwich Telegraph as details become known.  Meanwhile check out our Bloxwich Events Calendar via the link below.

Environmental Initiatives

The partnership is also working hard to establish and maintain a high quality and attractive environment for all those visiting, working or living in Bloxwich, Leamore and Blakenall. More information about our various projects will be published on a separate page as it becomes available.

Bloxwich Events Calendar

This year’s events are currently being planned by Bloxwich Town Centre Partnership and external organisers as part of its programme to keep Bloxwich a prosperous, vibrant and safe place to live, work and visit.

Bloxwich Town Centre Partnership events cater for all the family for a fun packed day out. The partnership and external organisers are proud to announce the following forthcoming events in Bloxwich on the following page:

BLOXWICH EVENTS CALENDAR

Contact the Partnership

c/o Nikki Rolls, Regeneration Assistant, District Centre Management, Walsall Council, Floor 2 Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

Telephone 01922 652507

Email rollsn@walsall.gov.uk

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