Sandwell Council are hiring out Sandwell Valley Country Park for major music festivals and concerns – but they haven’t had the decency to tell local residents who live directly next to the Valley. They’re even planning on using Dartmouth Park as the venue’s car park.
I’m extremely concerned at the lack of consultation carried out by Sandwell Council with the local community. Many residents weren’t aware of one festival even happening just days before the event was supposed to take place.
‘MADE Festival’ has now been postponed due to the rise in Coronavirus cases locally, but a new date is set to be announced and residents still don’t know the details of the scale and impact this event will have.
Sandwell Council need to come clean with local residents and tell them exactly what is going to happen whilst these events are taking place. They also deserve to know just how Sandwell Council views the Valley and its use in future
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