Save Our Playing Fields!
Holders Lane Playing Fields is a Public Open Space next to Cannon Hill Park.The area is under threat and could be sold off. If this sale goes ahead, the unrestricted use of the site will be lost forever to the local community and sports groups in current and future generations.
In the last 30 years 5,000 Playing Fields have been sold across the UK. Now Birmingham City Council are seriously thinking of selling the lease of Holders Lane Playing Fields to University College Birmingham– who plan to redevelop the facility primarily for their students’ sport and training needs. Meanwhile more than 30 local community sports clubs are without a home ground and the community is crying out for more facilities for local people to come together to enjoy playing and watching sport. Kingsbridge has been working with the Council for more than 4 years developing a feasible, sustainable and community led alternative for the site. Despite these efforts, Birmingham City council are now about to begin the process of selling the site, against the wishes of local groups. Kingsbridge Community Sports is a consortium of local grass-roots sports clubs, resident’s forums and third sector organisations.