Fresh start as trouble-hit Wolverhampton subway filled in

By Thomas Parkes | Whitmore Reans | News | Published:

A subway in Wolverhampton which has been a magnet for anti-social behaviour and drug use has been filled in.

Councillors Lynne Moran and Obaida Ahmed join director of public health, John Denley, at the site of the former subway which is being filled in.

The pathway, on Craddock Street, was closed off in a bid to deter crime – with the work the first in a series of improvements to the area.

Now, after consultation with businesses, the area is being landscaped with the pedestrian crossing set to be improved.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "This is one of a number of measures which partners have been working on to improve the physical environment in and around the Avion Centre.

“Gatis Community Space, St Andrew’s Church, Wildside Activity Centre and Whitmore Reans Connect are leading on an opportunity for local people to plant bulbs on the new green space on February 21, while the installation of a mural, to be designed by local pupils, is also planned for later in the year.”

Councillor Obaida Ahmed, who represents the area, said: "The community have been really involved in helping shape plans for this area and their feedback has been incorporated to make the scheme the best it can be to meet community needs – including, for example, the addition of two further car parking spaces and more green space for bulbs."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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