Achievements

Historical Buildings – Conservation – Planning & Architecture  – Natural History – Public Amenities

Highlights

  • The restoration of the 18th century Dovecote in the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital and the Ice House in Moseley Private Park
  • The successful campaign to oppose road widening proposals at the cross-roads in Moseley, and opposition to the M40 link road
  • Support for the establishment of two Conservation Areas in Moseley
  • Production of a Moseley Shop Front Design Guide and a poster illustrating Moseley’s Architectural History
  • Petition for new public toilets, and for recycling facilities
  • Instigation of a ‘Moseley Action Plan’ in response to the closure of Tesco, resulting in improvements to Victoria Parade, the Car Park and the Village Green
  • Support for the establishment of the Moseley Forum
  • Formation of a Local History Society, with six publications now in print
  • Support for the formation of the Moseley Community Development Trust.
  • Successful campaign for a Birmingham Cty Council Special Policy for Moseley Village which established a presumption against the granting of any more licences to serve alcohol and against any extensions to opening hours fo licensed premises.
  • Successful campaign in 2016, along with Moseley Forum and other Moseley community groups, to persuade the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to revise its proposals for the Birmingham Ward Boundary review so as to create a new larger two-councillor Moseley ward incorporating all areas which residents regard as belonging to Moseley. For further details see below.

For a full chronology of all the events which have influenced the Moseley Society, or which have been instigated by the Society, please click on: Moseley Society Chronology.

Moseley’s recommendations accepted by Local Government Boundary Commission 

In their final report, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England 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.