More than a year after it was first fenced off pending a survey, the ruins of St Thomas’ Church in the Birmingham Peace Gardens are still fenced off, in case they are dangerous, and pretty overgrown. We are aware this is a matter of concern for nearby residents, and have asked for it to be raised at the next Ladywood Ward meeting on:
Thursday 26 July 2012 at 7pm
Ladywood Health & Community Centre,
St Vincent Street West, B16 8RP
If you share the concerns, please try to come to the meeting to help us show our councillors that resident feeling is strong! If you can’t come in person, please comment below so we can pass your message on (or write to our councillors directly Albert.Bore@birmingham.gov.uk , Kath.Hartley@birmingham.gov.uk , Carl.Rice@birmingham.gov.uk )
It seems a shame that this well known local landmark at the corner of Holloway Head and Granville St. has been allowed to get in this mess, and seems to be being left to deteriorate further.
You may have seen this recent comment from C. Matthews on a previous story on this site, saying:
“There has been a bit of a tidy up. Slight improvement – must do better. Look at the main exit onto Holloway Head with foot-high grass & weeds & paintwork on the ornamental metal gates peeling. Worse, the garden has become an open toilet for the dogs of local residents, many of whom have no intention of clearing up afterwards.”
Hopefully our councillors will be able to update us with the latest news on Thursday.
To save you the pain of trying to find additional details of the meeting on the council website (it took me getting on for half an hour to find them) you can read details, agenda, and other related documents here.