Stop proposed changes to Ward Boundaries in Hall Green, Birmingham
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The Boundary Commission's proposals for Hall Green ward is to split it up into three wards - Hall Green North, Hall Green South and Tyseley.
Historically Hall Green (Hawe Green) dates from the 16th century and, although the bulk of residences were built during the inter-war years, many were built around 1910 - 1920s.
Recently Hall Green has undergone great demographic changes. For many years, community organisations have been working to forge good community links between the different faiths in the community and the different generations. The number of young people in the ward has grown considerably in the last ten years.
Hall Green has only one council asset - Hall Green Library - but it is rich in religious community buildings and also has Highfield Hall.
The community group WeAreB28 have worked very hard to bridge the divide caused by the Stratford Road and now the Boundary Commission are intending to undo all this good work by creating Hall Green North and South - the divide being the Stratford Road. If the ward of Tyseley is created, Hall Green will lose South & City College, Sarehole Mill, Hall Green school, Hall Green station, Hall Green parade, Hall Green Medical Centre and Hall Green United Community church (the former Methodist church). Everyone in Hall Green will be affected by these changes.
We have had three councillors representing the Hall Green ward for a long time and they have been of excellent calibre, mainly living in the area and being passionate about it. If one councillor was sick or on holiday, the others would take over. This will be much more difficult if Hall Green is split into single one member wards.
We, the undersigned, ask that Greg Clarke, Secretary of State and Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, intercede on behalf of the residents and community members of Hall Green to stop the proposed changes to the Hall Green ward or at least to come to a decision that causes least damage to the B28 community.
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