Note from the Chairman
Thank you for taking an interest in the future of Crewe
Since its inception, the Crewe Town Board has put together an impressive list of projects aimed at regenerating the town. Some of these are well advanced and it is now the priority of the board to oversee the delivery of this badly needed investment in the town over the next few years.
I volunteered to take on the role of the Town Board chair because I believe it is vitally important to ensure the town sees continued investment in all aspects of its future, whether it be cultural, skills or in the physical infrastructure of the town.
The Town Board is best placed in my view because it brings together the private and public sectors alongside community representatives with a common aim in the best interests of the town. The board is made up of a number of prominent local people, who all want to see the town progress and develop and who all have a vast wealth of experience in the relevant backgrounds. It is a privilege to lead such a dynamic group.
The task is not easy, made more difficult by the recent government decision to cancel HS2 north from Birmingham. The decision is without doubt a major blow to the town, but we have no choice but to meet this challenge head on and in association with all interested parties develop new plans for the future of the town aimed at driving the regeneration we so badly need. That will be my focus as chair of the Town Board, alongside delivering those projects already underway.
Crewe has many successful businesses in the town. We are strategically well placed to build on this success and attract more jobs and investment, which will boost the local economy. Yet there are still challenges in making sure these successes are to the benefit of all residents. This will be part of our efforts as we explore future opportunities.
As a director of Crewe Alexandra Football Club I am also well invested in the local community. It is one of the prize assets of the town, helping raise the profile of the town both across the UK and internationally.
After a career in the private sector, alongside my experience in chairing a number of public sector bodies, I believe I am well placed to lead the Town Board in the next phase of its journey.
We are strategically well placed to attract more jobs and investment, which will boost the local economy. In partnership with all interested parties, the development of new plans for the future of the town aimed at driving regeneration are so badly needed. That will be my focus as chair of the Town Board, alongside delivering those projects already underway.
Tony Davison, chair of Crewe Town Board