Upper Gornal local centre is in-between Sedgley and Dudley and is located on Kent Street. It is not a priority local centre for regeneration but the Council have been assisting the traders and residents group at Upper Gornal Arcade in developing and implementing regeneration initiatives.
Successful regeneration projects include the erection of the sign outside Upper Gornal Arcade which was officially opened by the Mayor of Dudley on the 18th of July 2007. The sign lists the businesses in Upper Gornal Arcade and was part funded by a North Dudley Area Committee grant, with the remainder coming from the traders.
The Council has also assisted traders applying for grants to improve security on their premises and have recently secured a grant to improve the security at some residential units on Pale Street.
(See pdf at the bottom of this page showing Map of Local Centre - Boundary).
A survey of all the 17 local and district centres takes place on an annual basis in order to measure the performance of each centre over time and is also used to compare areas and set priorities. The statistics collected include number of vacant units in the centre, number of vacant units in the areas that fall under the protected retail frontage and diversity of uses in the centre.
(See pdf at the bottom of this page showing Map of Local Centre - Survey).