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Barnt Green presents a united front

Posted on April 21 2012 at 12:01:00

Barnt Green villagers have formed a fully fledged residents’ association in response to the imminent bulldozing of green fields which will change their village forever.

The Barnt Green area Residents’ Association (BGRA) says it has “emerged as a result of Barnt Green residents’ serious concerns about the nature of the Fiery Hill Road housing development and the corresponding loss of much valued green belt, as well as the effect upon the infrastructure of and the people living within Barnt Green and its immediate surrounding area.”

Its committee was elected at the inaugural and well attended open meeting of the BGRA at the Parish Centre in March.

A spokeswoman said: “Since then, we have agreed a formally recognised constitution, engaged with other resident groups and bodies and become a member of a National Organisation Residents’ Association (NORA) to enable us to keep up to date with relevant developments.

“We have also identified what we intend to do within the first year, based upon a mission that aims to:  ‘Help improve, promote and protect the quality of the environment and character of the Barnt Green area as a valued place to live and enjoy.’”

She added: “We have received a high level of support with a significant and growing BGRA membership. Members will have access to hand-delivered or online BGRA information and communications.

“We have established an enthusiastic BGRA Committee comprising seven local volunteers who are working hard on your behalf. 

“The BGRA committee has taken some first steps towards addressing these concerns and arranged an exploratory meeting with Banner Homes [developers of the Fiery Hill site] this month.

“We will take forward your concerns about the related road system, schools, parking, GP surgeries, retention of green areas and the character of Barnt Green.

“We would, however, like to know about your other concerns, as well as additional ideas for other potential improvements that could enhance the quality of life for residents.”

The association wants to hear from any residents who could help its mission – including the design of a logo and website creation – as well as more committee members.
It also wants to hear villagers’ views on any issue that affects them.

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