The next evening talk in this year’s Programme will be on Tuesday 6th December when Janet Berry from the History Group will speak about the History of Moor Green Allotments and of the Allotments movement generally over the past two centuries, based on a research project recently carried out for the Moor Green Allotments Association to commemorate their anniversary. The talk will be followed by refreshments as usual and all are welcome.
Final Result on Boundary Commission Ward Proposals –
Moseley’s recommendations accepted
In their final report, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has accepted the changes proposed by the Moseley Society and Moseley Forum to their revised recommendations. This means that the new two-councillor Moseley ward will now include both sides of Green Road, with Burke Avenue, Keel Drive and nearby houses on the north side of Wake Green Road (transferred from Sparkhill), houses on the south side of Swanshurst Lane (transferred from Billesley) and Birches Close off School Road (transferred from Kings Heath), but will exclude Balsall Heath Park and some adjacent roads which will transfer to the re-named Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath East ward. The centre of Balsall Heath is re-united, with both sides of the Moseley Road now being included in Balsall Heath West. A full copy of the report is available on the LGBCE’s website, www.lgbce.org.uk and an interactive map of final recommendations is available at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk. If you select the Birmingham consultation you get an interactive map where you can zoom in on Moseley to street level and compare the final proposals with the previous ones (by selecting the relevant boxes). This represents a great success for all the Moseley community groups including the Moseley Society who campaigned for this result and the LGBCE are to be congratulated on listening to our strongly voiced opinions. Thank you to all who supported us.
Heritage Day in Moseley – Sunday 11 September 2 – 5 pm
Make a note in your diary and allow plenty of time, as there is even more to see this year. Once again you will have the opportunity to walk the route of the original drive through the grounds of Moseley Hall, taking in Moseley Park and Pool with its Icehouse, part of the original 18th Century Moseley Hall (now Hospital) and the Dovecote. Events in St Mary’s Churchyard will include a blacksmith demonstrating his skills on the site of a former smithy and there is an exciting new attraction – Highbury Hall. The newly formed Chamberlain Highbury Trust is opening Joseph Chamberlain’s family home in Yew Tree Road from 11am – 4pm and will be featuring tours of the house and gardens, Chamberlain’s wildlife walks, Edwardian bicycles, bee keeping demonstrations and a café.
New – The ‘Moseley Businesses and Ghost Signs’ walk from the Moseley Festival Street Fair on Saturday 2nd July has been written up as a self-guided walk, which you can download, print and follow yourself. See the new Historical Walks around Moseley page.
New – See the new web page on the History Group’s recently completed History of Moor Green Allotments project, which provides links to the official booklet on the history of the allotments, a timeline and web articles showing how allotments developed over the past 250 years and an account of the 40th Anniversary Celebration Show at Moor Green Allotments on 3rd September with the Lord Mayor as guest of honour.
New – The Moseley Society Programme 2016 – 2017 is now available. Click to download. For the first time, the Programme also includes details of the Moseley Society History group Tuesday evening talks.
The Moseley Society – Caring for an historic area of Birmingham
Moseley is a diverse, vibrant suburb three miles south of central Birmingham, with fine Victorian and Edwardian housing, attractive green spaces and historic buildings. It is continually under pressure for further development, not always in keeping with the character of the area. The Moseley Society was formed to conserve and enhance the environment of Moseley and respond to development issues in collaboration with voluntary organisations and public bodies, increase understanding of Moseley’s heritage and encourage community participation. To read more about the Society, click here.
We continually monitor and respond to local development proposals and planning applications (click to view), with the aim of encouraging the enhancement of the Moseley environment, both built and natural. Everyone can play a part in keeping Moseley looking good by reporting problems to the Council via their website (click here to see how).
We also maintain the historic Dovecote and Icehouse on the former Moseley Hall estate, which the Society was instrumental in preserving (click to read more). We have created an attractive award-winning 18th century style garden around the Dovecote and are keen to enlist the support of knowledgeable gardeners to help with its maintenance and further development.
The Society plays an active part in local events such as the Moseley Festival and has an enthusiastic Local History group which welcomes new members (click to read more).
If you are interested in joining the Society click here to see How to Join. Please note: We have recently discovered a problem that occurred with the How to Join page. It is now fixed but if you have set up a standing order but not yet heard from us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.