The Council’s Cabinet have agreed to the allocation of S106 monies to the value of £22,877 for cycle storage and CCTV facilities in Market Street in Hednesford.
The S106 monies are linked to previous agreements with Tesco and Aldi.
There is currently no cycle storage in Hednesford town centre. Hednesford Town Council has developed an initiative to address this and has identified two high visibility locations on Market Street to install two new cycle stores. These are outside Hednesford Library and outside William Hill. The District Council has agreed to allocate the S106 monies to enable the initiative to be implemented.
In addition to the cycle stands, two dedicated CCTV cameras would be installed to provide security and reassurance for anyone leaving their bike.
Councillor Gordon Alcott, Portfolio Leader for Town Centre Regeneration said “Cycle storage is a step closer for the town to promote themselves as bike-friendly. Installing the new cycle stores will be an asset to the town and encourage residents and visitors to cycle to the town centre, instead of using their car.
“It will also have the advantage of improving the environment through reduction in carbon emissions and have social health and fitness benefits.”
Hednesford Town Council will have the responsibility of insuring the cycle stands and Cannock Chase Council will add the two CCTV cameras to the existing network.