The Old Mining College Centre, home of Burntwood Town Council
The Old Mining College Centre, home of Burntwood Town Council

Councillors have approved plans to purchase a new vehicle and employ a part-time worker to help fix issues in Burntwood.

A meeting of Burntwood Town Council this week approved the launch of the Burntwood Response and Repair Team scheme.

It will see a fully-electric van purchased by the council and a part-time member of staff taken on to work with voluntary groups and make simple repairs to equipment such as bus shelters.

Cllr Sue Woodward, leader of Burntwood Town Council, said:

“We are pleased to be delivering some solid improvements to our town in the very near future. 

“Local people will be seeing our electric micro-van out and about regularly.”

Cllr Sue Woodward, Burntwood Town Council

The new initiative will also ensure grit bins are full and signage around the town is kept clean.

The two-year scheme is expected to cost £45,000, which will be taken from the authority’s financial reserves.

The town council’s chief officer Steve Lightfoot said:

“I’m delighted that the council has agreed to make this investment, which will improve our capacity to respond to residents’ concerns.”

Steve Lightfoot, Burntwood Town Council

The scheme is expected to be up and running this Autumn.

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  1. Really excited about this. It has the possibility to make a real difference around the town. Kudos to the Council leadership, the Officers and the members of the Council that came together to make this happen.

  2. Now all the residents of Burntwood can see why BTC hiked the Council Tax up by 4+%. Spending our money on another daft scheme.

  3. Yes another great scheme but while they do one thing they abandon another during Covid The senior citizens computer club held at the Old mining College was closed down and during our absence the council moved themselves into our room and gave us a room with no wi fi connection so the club folded

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