Council receives over £2m to spend on road safety


Solihull Council has been awarded £2.435million as part of the HS2 Road Safety Fund and would like local residents to share their views on how it is spent. 

This fund is intended to provide communities living along the HS2 rail line with a lasting road safety legacy. As such the funding can be used to deliver a range of road safety enhancements to roads in the borough impacted by the delivery of HS2 between now and 2026.

In order to help the Council prioritise where and how this funding should be used, the first round of a community consultation exercise launched this week - commencing Monday 19 July. 

Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure, said: “We would like as many people as possible to get involved and share their suggestions. 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.