City sets bar low on busiest streets

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Editor, I en­tirely agree with reader Wil­liam Hop­kins re­gard­ing the dire, shabby and ne­glected state of Union Street ( One of our busiest streets is ig­nored, Post, Oc­to­ber 4).

In fact the High Street side of the city is in need of a long over­due up­grade. Bro­ken, dam­aged and un­even paving, mis­matched street fur­ni­ture, fly post­ing on cable and phone boxes, along with the usual graf­fiti. It’s a real let­down com­pared to the rest of our muchim­proved city.

Ma­jor im­prove­ments in and around Col­more Row and Snow Hill are al­ways be­ing an­nounced and car­ried out and they have en­hanced this area no end.

This is in part due to the ex­cel­lent Col­more Busi­ness Im­prove­ment District (BID).

I am aware there is a sep­a­rate BID that rep­re­sents New Street, High Street and Union Street. What ex­actly do they do?

Yet the High Street area is prob­a­bly more high pro­file and busier than the Col­more Row area.

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