After the petition launch in support of subsidised car parking in Sutton Coldfield Town Centre, and the rally of the business community around the Town Council’s Conservative Group campaign to Birmingham City Council for support for the Town Centre’s retailers and night-time economy a 300 strong petition has been presented by Cllr Ewan Mackey (Roughley Ward) on Tuesday to Full Council at Birmingham City Council.
Cllr Simon Ward (Four Oaks) Leader of the Town Council, “I am delighted that so many Sutton residents are in support of our petition. The Town Centres retail and hospitality businesses desperately need our support at this challenging time, and I really hope that Birmingham City Council will support a scheme that will cost them absolutely nothing”.
Cllr Ewan Mackey (Roughley Ward) Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on Birmingham City Council said, “I am really pleased to be presenting the petition today to Birmingham City Council and I hope that the Labour Administration see that there is an appetite from residents for a scheme that is designed to help all retailers and the night-time economy, with the free parking coming in at 4PM on weekdays and all day on weekends”.
Continuing Cllr Ewan Mackey said “He and City Council’s Conservative Group Leader Cllr Robert Alden (Erdington) have brought a motion to Birmingham City Council to establish a cross party task force to seek ways to protect and develop key industries across of Birmingham. We are passionate about protecting jobs and ensuring that Birmingham is a place where business grow as we come out of the pandemic”.
The Royal Town's Member of Parliament, Andrew Mitchell said "I am pleased to see that there is a huge amount of support across the Royal Town for this scheme that will help our Town Centre after a difficult 18 months. I am grateful to Cllr Ewan Mackey for presenting the Town Council's Conservative Group's petition for subsidised car parking in our Town Centre to Birmingham City Council today".