WHAT is the biggest issue facing the city of Sunderland?
WEARSIDERS grilled the city’s movers and shakers at the State of the City debate last night.
Hundreds gathered at Sunderland University’s landmark CitySpace building to put their questions and get updates on the big issues facing Wearside.
The panel took questions on health services, the environment, key regeneration projects, the state of the city centre, plans for the seafront and key regeneration projects among other topics.
Before the event, Wearsiders voted for their top three questions.
Users opted to ask about plans to improve the city’s transport infrastructure, including extending the Metro, reopening the Leamside line, boosting the Port of Sunderland and the future of the landmark new Wear bridge.
Second on the list was what improvements and developments are likely to take shape in the city over the next 20 years, including the Vaux site, Holmeside and the A19 corridor Enterprise Zone.
Third was whether or not the £1.5million allocated to regenerate the seafront at Roker and Seaburn was enough.
Which of them do you believe is the biggest issue?