News – Letters sent to Boundary Commission in response to their revised proposals for Moseley 

Letters were sent to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England by the deadline of 20 June in response to the LGBCE’s revised Birmingham ward boundary proposals from the combined  Moseley Community Groups and the  Moseley Society – click to read their responses (without appendices).   The letters welcome the LGBCE’s proposals for a two councillor Moseley ward and thank them for listening to the concerns of the community, but request further small changes in two areas: Lower Wake Green Road / Sarehole and Balsall Heath Park / Brighton Road.  In addition a number of individual responses were submitted by Moseley residents – thank you.  The LGBCE will now consider this latest feedback with a view to making a final decision by 6 September 2016.   To read the revised proposals from the Boundary Commission click here to visit the LGBCE website and then expand the ‘Consultation on further recommendations’ box , where you will find the latest Boundary Commission’s revised proposals in full and in summary with a map.    

 

The Moseley Festival 2016

The Moseley Festival starts on Friday 1st July and runs until Sunday 10th.  For full details of Festival events click HERE.

One of the most popular events is the Street Fair which will take place on Saturday 2nd July.  Come and visit the Moseley Society stall where you can find information about the Society and displays by the History Group.  The Society is organising short guided history walks around Moseley Village based on the theme ‘Moseley Businesses and Ghost Signs’ starting from the stall at 2.00 and again at 4.00.  Everyone is welcome to come and join in.

 

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.

The Society runs a Programme of evening talks on a variety of topics (click to view) and publishes quarterly Newsletters with updates on local news and events (click to view).

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 JoinPlease 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 all-enquiries@moseley-society.org.uk.