The plans will include new sports changing rooms, improved grass sports pitches, new play equipment and a revamped skate park. They also include improvements to park entrances, car parking, lighting, better paths, tree planting and an enlarged allotment area with a community orchard.
Visit Britannia Park on Saturday 14 August 2021 between 10:30am and 3:30pm to look at the plans and let us know what you want to see. The consultation event will take place by the main car park off Rowley Village (behind the Britannia pub and Tesco Express). The consultation will remain open until Tuesday 31 August.
The Government invited Rowley Regis to submit a Towns Fund application for up to £25million. In March 2021, the Government approved the Town Investment Plan which means Rowley Regis (including parts of Oldbury) is set to be allocated £19million. West Bromwich and Smethwick were also invited to submit a Towns Fund application, both of which were approved Government. Find out more at www.sandwell.gov.uk/townsfund.
The plans are part of the Towns Fund: Britannia Park Community Hub and Greenspace Improvements project, included in the Rowley Regis Town Investment Plan.
Councillor Iqbal Padda, Cabinet Member for Strong and Inclusive Economy said: “Britannia Park is a wonderful resource for the people of Rowley Regis and, like so many of our local green spaces, it was appreciated all the more during recent lockdowns.
“However, we all know the park needs investment and I am delighted that Towns Fund will provide the opportunity to bring about major improvements and introduce new facilities. Parents with children, sports teams, young people and local residents who want somewhere green and pleasant to visit and take exercise will all benefit from the planned works.
“We have our own ideas about how the park can look and how best it can serve people in the 21st century, but what is really important is that we know your views. If you cannot get there on Saturday please give us your views online.”
Adrian Eggington, Chair of Rowley Regis Towns Fund Local Board said: “I would encourage everyone to take a look at these plans and have their say so that Britannia Park can continue to be an important hub for our community for many years to come.”