Long Term Plan for Smethwick

The Smethwick Partnership Board, with the support of Sandwell Council, is in the process of preparing a ten-year Long Term Plan for Smethwick.

We want you, the people, the community groups, and businesses of Smethwick to help us plan for the future of our town.

This is only the first step in our work with you to plan the shared future of our community.

A General Election will take place on 4 July 2024. When an election is announced, there is a period of time between the announcement of an election and the date the election is held, where there are restrictions in place on activities that might impact the election campaign. This means we have had to change the approach for engagement on the Smethwick Long Term Plan and cancel all workshops.  

During this pre-election period, people can have their say by completing an online survey. Future workshops to engage with the wider community will be held after the election. 

Who are we?

A Smethwick Partnership Board has been established to oversee the Smethwick Town Deal (Government Towns Fund Programme) and the Smethwick Long Term Plan (Government Long Term Plan for Towns Programme).

The Board includes a wide range of representatives from community, business, voluntary, public-sector and faith organisations as well as local councillors, the MP, and the Police & Crime Commissioner.

What is a
Long-Term Plan?

The purpose of a Long-Term Plan is to improve local towns across England over the next decade.  Smethwick will receive additional funding of up to £20 million.

The Long Term Plan for Smethwick will identify the priorities for the town and ensure that these reflect the views of you, the local community. It will cover the wards of Abbey, Soho & Victoria, St Pauls and Smethwick.

Get Involved

We want your ideas to shape the Long-Term Plan for Smethwick and ensure it has a vision that reflects the ambitions of those who call Smethwick home.

Helpfully, Government Guidance for Long-Term Plans includes a lot of ideas for how the funding can be used to help improve towns such as Smethwick.

Ideas for improving Smethwick must fit within the following funding themes:

Feeling safe in Smethwick

Funding to help reduce crime and improve safety in the local area.

Our streets, buildings and places

Funding to help improve the physical environment in Smethwick and support local organisations and community projects.

Getting around Smethwick and travelling to other areas

Funding for local transport initiatives and connections.

More information on Long Term Plans is available here

Community Survey

Tell us your ideas by completing this short survey.
For those who cannot access the online version, paper copies of the survey will be made available in Smethwick and Thimblemill Libraries.  

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