Attractions

The only way we are going to bring big numbers into our towns and cities, is to have a MAJOR attraction, such as THE HOARD, a PICASSO or other major exhibition

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How can we use people, and local assets to make Wolverhampton a better place?

The only way we are going to bring big numbers into our towns and cities, is to have a MAJOR attraction, such as THE HOARD, a PICASSO or other major artist exhibition or a permanent museum to our local heritage - Wolverhampton - the bicycle, motorbike and car industry, plus our part in Hitler's downfall. With the right attraction, we could pull in thousands of visitors on a regular basis. These people would help fill our hotels and bring much needed revenue to our shops and restaurants. Holidaymakers cris- crossing the UK need to pass through our area. We need to make them want to stop over for at least one night en-route to where-ever. The revenue in so me shops increased by as much as 40% when the Olympic Torch passed through Wolverhampton. This just goes to show, people will not come in to the city just to shop, but they will shop if they come in for some other attraction. We have a magnificent Art Gallery and Museum facility, let's fill it with things people want to see, not what our curators want to put on display. Some of the filth I have seen displayed as art - fowl language both in the Art Gallery and in the end of year displays at out Art School are disgusting. They have a negative effect on a lot of people and this year I stayed away from the end of year work at the Art School as my one man protest. I looked down on Queen Square from the first floor of LloydsTSB the other day, what a sad site. Litter strewn everywhere, plastic bags blowing in the wind and more rubbish than water drifting round the £350,000.00p water feature. Wake up to the problems West Midlands. Move the market into the centre of the city. You do it for specialist markets visiting. Do it for the local store holders, who pay up all year round. What a shame the Cosford Museum is so far out. The visitors there would bring in thousands of pounds in a year if it were more central. My bias is obviously to Wolverhampton. I am sure other readers can follow on with ideas for their own WM town or city. Have you been into Birmingham lately? WOW !!! whether you get off the train or the Metro, you have got to be impressed. John B Green MISPE