Northfield residents to have their say on roadworks

By Tristan Harris Monday 12 November 2012 Updated: 12/11 15:53

NORTHFIELD residents can find out more about roadworks happening across the constituency and have their say on them at a special event being held tomorrow (Tuesday).

The consultation will be taking place at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath, from 3 pm to 7pm.

Amey, which maintains and manages the city’s roads on behalf of Birmingham City Council, produces a set of future plans each year outlining the highways work to be completed in the following year. This is then refreshed each year as circumstances change, for example, if a certain road deteriorates quicker than expected. The plans include streetlighting replacement works, road repairs and footpath works.

And now the plans are being presented to the public, with Northfield residents able to speak directly to the staff who work on their roads every day and inspect the plans first hand. Until this year, the consultation was carried out via councillors who represented residents’ views to Amey.

The roadshows will include displays which feature the proposed works programme for the next two years, to enable residents to see where highways works are planned in their local area and comment on them where necessary. Key members of staff will also be on hand to answer any questions Northfield people may have about the specific programme or the contract in general.

John Sunderland, Amey's business director, said “These roadshows mark a new step for us in our relationship with people who live in the city.

"We really welcome the chance to hear their views and take on board their comments to inform the way we work."

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