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27th Jul, 2021

Solihull seeks views on where to spend HS2 road traffic cash

Ross Crawford 20th Jul, 2021

SOLIHULL Council has been awarded more than £2million as part of the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

It now want to hear from local residents how the money should be best spent.

The fund, £2.435m in total, is intended to provide communities living along the HS2 rail line with a lasting road safety legacy.

As such the cash can be used to deliver a range of safety enhancements to roads affected by the delivery of HS2 between now and 2026.

To help the council prioritise where and how this funding should be used, the first round of a community consultation exercise launched this week.

“We would like as many people as possible to get involved and share their suggestions,” said Councillor Ken Hawkins, cabinet member for environment and infrastructure.

“We will be working closely with parish councils and local representative groups to discuss how and where the funding should be used, so that it can make a really positive contribution to road safety in the borough.”

This first phase of consultation will run for three months, after which all suggestions will be considered and prioritised to develop a set of recommended schemes, which can then be taken forward.

Further consultation rounds will take place subsequently until the funding has been fully utilised.

To find out more and take part visit: https://hs2solihull.commonplace.is/

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