Petition: CityPark4 Brum

The Smithfield Development on the site of the former Birmingham Wholesale Markets needs more green space so we need to create a new City Park there…

Our Birmingham

A petition calling for a park in Birmingham City Centre is to be submitted shortly. Co-ordinator Jim Tuckerexplains more. 

ts nearly three years since the campaign started for the provision of a park on the soon to be vacated Wholesale Markets site next to the Bullring in Birminghams city centre. We recently passed the 6000 signature mark and thanks to the magnificent expression of public support with the initial petition, some green space in the form of a small linear park is now part of the councils official plans for the 14 hectare Smithfield site. Whilst this is good news, and represents a major step forward, the space allocated for the actual park is simply too small (smaller even than the green space surrounding St. Philips Cathedral), is wedged in between several buildings and does not fit our…

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