INHABIT finale today

The INHABIT pop up arts tearoom project has reached Ladywood, Handsworth, Pavilions, Stirchley and Bromford, but it comes to end today as they are to celebrate with a final event- Bromford Dreams.

From 5-7pm, the tearoom and it’s visitors will be releasing lanterns in to the sky to represent their dreams, followed by a cup of tea of course.

Support the final event of this successful project by coming along to The Hub, Bromford Drive from 5-7pm tonight.

Snapshots of a demolition

As the work to demolish the Bayley and Stoneycroft Towers on the Bromford estate continues, passers-by stop to watch as bit by bit, the multi-storey falls away.

Pieces of the building are showering down to the ground, a faint rumble is heard in the distance and passers-by stop to watch the building be demolished.

Even local residents have been coming out to take pictures and videos on their phones.

Local resident on the Bromford estate, Andrew, says “I’m glad that they are finally being demolished, they were an eyesore.”

Bromford Towers demolition/ Jessica Dutton

Bromford Towers demolition/ Jessica Dutton

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Demolition of Bromford & Firs towers begins

In November of last year liambyrne.co.uk reported that the internal soft stripping had begun on the 20 storey Bromford and Firs towers.

This week, work has begun by Birmingham City Council to demolish the multi storeys that shadow over the M6 and the whole of the Bromford estate.

According to 24dash.com the work to demolish the flats has begun as the cost of refurbishment was estimated to cost around £7.4million.

The work to demolish the flats has been delayed for some time, but they have been coming down bit by bit each day this week.

Councillor John Lines said: “I’m delighted we are now in a position to get rid of these towers and I thank the Homes and Communities Agency for supporting us with funding.

Birmingham’s Cabinet Member for Housing continued,“I’m committed to building more high quality new council homes in the area and making improvements to the wider community. Last year we started work on 600 new council homes through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust and I’m keen to continue to deliver more new council homes for our people in Hodge Hill.”

Watch out for updates and pictures of the process on B36Blogger.

Hodge Hill: Have your say!

According to west-midlands.police.uk the main priorities that arose in the last neighbourhood tasking meeting were tackling drug dealing and drug use on the Bromford Estate, reducing anti social behaviour and parking issues around our schools.

From personal experience, I know that travelling past Hodge Hill school on early mornings and in the afternoons, traffic can be quite hectic.

To find out  what is in progress to tackle these issues, residents of Hodge Hill can attend a neighbourhood tasking meeting.

Don’t sit back and let issues about your area go unspoken, the next meeting for Hodge Hill will be held at Ambridge House, Bromford Drive on February 24th at 10am.

Police and council members urge you to tell them about crime and community issues in your area.

What do you think are the main issues in Hodge Hill? Leave your comments below.

For more information visit the West Midlands Police website.