• April 2024
  • Have your say on latest proposals on Blackheath Town Centre from 14 March

People are encouraged to have their say from Thursday 14 March on updated plans for a bus link and improvement to public spaces around Market Place in Blackheath Town Centre.

The revised scheme maintains through traffic through the Town Centre and repositions bus stops so that they’re closer together in a bus-only lane in Market Place, creating a dedicated bus link.

Under the scheme, there will be more pedestrian crossings in the Town Centre, pavements will be widened where possible and improved loading bays will serve the market and shops. A paved public space is planned in Market Place, near to the market, to include seats, trees and an area for pop-up outdoor events. 

Sandwell Council has listened carefully to comments local people and businesses made during an initial consultation last year and has revised some of the original proposals.

People are encouraged to have their say on the revised proposals in an 
online survey which will run from Thursday 14 March to Sunday 31 March at the Council’s Consultation Hub.

Or people can attend face-to-face consultations. Three events are scheduled for: –

  • Thursday 14 March – Blackheath Library between 10am and 4.30pm
  • Friday 15 March – Blackheath Markey Hall between 10am and 3:30pm
  • Saturday 16 March – Blackheath Market Hall between 10am and 3.30pm