Have your say on the proposals

Sandwell Council are hosting a week-long public consultation roadshow event as part of the wider consultation for the proposals for Lightwoods Park and House.

A week-long Lightwoods Park and House consultation roadshow is set to take place between Monday 1 October and Sunday 7 October 2012. The roadshow will be conveying plans, drawings and proposals of the £4.5 million heritage lottery bid that Sandwell MBC are working on for the park and house and we want to get people’s comments on the proposals.

This consultation roadshow will bring together nearly 2 years of consultation with local residents and the project team will be displaying the restoration proposals based on previous consultation outcomes.

Improvements to look out for are: improved entrances and paths, restoration of historic features such as the bandstand and drinking fountains and a horticultural training centre linked to the Shakespeare Garden. A new play space is also proposed near the existing multi-sports area.

The proposals will also show the restoration proposals for Lightwoods House. The aim is to open it up for public use by providing a community café and terrace area, public toilets, a crèche, rooms for community use, conference and training facilities. Events such as weddings, exhibitions and fairs, along with commercial office space, will provide income to sustain the building.


Venue Addresses/Opening Times for Static Displays:

Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5RJ.

Open: Monday (9.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 7pm), Tuesday (9.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm), Wednesday (10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm).

Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, B32 1AP.

Open: 9am – 10pm daily.

Harborne Library, High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QG.

Open: Thursday (12noon – 8pm, 2pm – 7pm), Friday (9am – 5pm), Saturday (9am – 5pm).

The Dog Public House, 8 Hagley Road West, Warley, B67 5EU.

Open: 11.30am – 12am daily.

Smethwick Heritage Centre, Victoria Park Lodge, High Street, B66 3NJ.

St Mary’s Church, Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4BX.

Lightwoods Park, Adkins Lane, Bearwood, Smethwick, B67 5DP.


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