THE local Conservative group has voiced its aim to make Redditch a “town for the future” ahead of the local elections on May 6.

The Redditch Conservatives have outlined their "manifesto for the people”, which highlights commitments from regenerating the railway station, to supporting investment at the Alexandra Hospital.

The party is committed to revamping the town centre to improve the offering for residents, including a new public square. Plans for regeneration could be made possible by a £25million investment, as part of the government’s town’s fund deal. It could be the largest single investment by central government into Redditch since the creation of the new town.

The plan for a 'gamechanger' railway quarter revamp would see a new train station, with enough space for a second line, as well as improved connections into the Kingfisher Shopping Centre and the rest of the town.

The party is also committed to a ‘two centre solution’ at Winyates and Matchborough, with a long-term vision to improve all district centres over time from Batchley to Woodrow.

Council leader Matt Dormer told the Advertiser he wants to leave a "legacy" for the party by improving the town for residents.

He said: “This is a manifesto for the people of Redditch. We want to deliver for the people of this town.

“We want to make this town a town for the future."

The party has invited residents to email any questions regarding their manifesto to

People can view the manifesto in full via the Redditch Conservatives website.