The regeneration of the centre of Wolverhampton must continue despite the 1,000 job cuts looming at the city council, a business leader said today.
Henry Carver has urged council chiefs to get on with demolishing derelict buildings that were left empty in the wake of the failed £300million Summer Row shopping centre scheme and attract private businesses into the city to create jobs.
The chairman of the Wolverhampton Business Group’s comments will bolster the aim of city council chief executive Simon Warren, who has told staff that stimulating economic activity and private sector employment would remain a top priority despite the job cuts.
The council announced that it will be axing 1,000 jobs as part of massive cuts which were unveiled yesterday. The axe will fall over the next 18 months as the council tries to find £89m of savings.