Poor relation and sadly neglected

I UNDERSTAND the �3.5 million regeneration grant given to the four estates of Bournville, Coronation, Potteries and Oldmixon, and managed by the South Ward Neighbourhood Management Board (SWNMB), has now virtually been spent.

I UNDERSTAND the �3.5 million regeneration grant given to the four estates of Bournville, Coronation, Potteries and Oldmixon, and managed by the South Ward Neighbourhood Management Board (SWNMB), has now virtually been spent.

I feel the allocated money has not been divided equally. Whilst I understand it is not finite and I understand that, initially, the allocation was attributed to the Bournville estate, it was then decided the funding would be divided between the four estates mentioned above.

I would like to draw to the attention of all the residents on the four estates of the unfair allocation of monies. To my knowledge the Oldmixon has only had limited benefit.

The other three estates have received substantial money including revamping of the shopping parades on both the Bournville and the Coronation, a new park on the Coronation and improvements to the Millennium Green and the resurfacing of a road on the Potteries. Whilst I applaud any improvements to these areas, I feel the Oldmixon has been the poor relation and sadly neglected.


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What the estate did receive was a bail hostel for offenders, which the Government seems reluctant to remove even after a petition which I organised.

The SWNMB did not even comment or try to help the Oldmixon with regard to the Hostel which has caused distress to local residents. I find this is a paradox of the highest order, bordering on social injustice.

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MR DAVID TINAY

Dunster Crescent, Weston

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