DEMOLISION THREAT TO FIREBIRD SOCIAL CENTRE
Residents living close to the Firebird Social Centre in Bellevue, Edgbaston have received a lettter from the council saying that the owner of the building will be demolishing it starting on 8th January 2009.
This is a ” First Stage” victory for JNC there is some way to go…
According to our council sources the owner doesn’t need planning permission but does need to comply with various laws governing demolition.
While JUSTICE NOT CRISIS will be glad to see this dilapidated building go we are concerned that the land will be left empty for another 5 years, the time that it has been since the former pub closed to customers.
We welcome the chance to see new homes for social rent on the site but want to see an agreement in place between the owner and a possible developer before we vacate the building.
We also want to see a community Centre incorporated in the agreement for local residents, and particularly the youth in in an attempt to take “bored” youths off the streets and thus reduce the anti sociable behaviour that SOME of the youths are responsible for.
As with our decision to leave the Council Land at our previous squats we DO NOT wish to put the owner through the cost of a Court eviction or bailiffs please contact us and we are happy to discuss your plans and requirements for us to leave.
NEWS OF PROPOSALS TO BUY THE LAND HAVE REACHED JNC WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS…