For the past seven years the local residents have taken care of a street planter provided by BCC as a Public Amenity located at Church Vale, Handsworth.....Local volunteers have kept the area tidy (litter picks, etc.) and planted flowers and generally looked after this amenity without BCC Support.
However, a local home owner has now laid claim to this land and has erected fence posts on the retaining wall with the intention of adding the land to his property to build an extension.
Local residents want this land to remain as a public facility for the benefit of all and not privatised and fenced off!
We are petitioning BCC with the hope of retaining this amenity for the benefit of the general public......Outside of Handsworth Park, there are very few floral amenities in the Handsworth Area and we are now very close to losing one of the few we have.
Please support us by signing this petition and letting the Council know that we care.