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Holders Lane Playing Fields Protected for Community Use with 'Fields in Trust!'

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2013 15:48 GMT

The Holders Lane Playing Fields have been put into trust by Birmingham City Council. This is such good news because it means Holders Lane Playing Fields are designated as Public Playing Fields and are protected in perpetuity.

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Blue Skies Over Holders Lane as Selly Park & Moseley Communities Have a Field Day.

News   •   Jul 17, 2013 10:55 BST

Saturday 13th July- a glorious summers day for the 'Friends of the Fields' and the communities of Moseley & Selly Park as Holders Lane became a vibrant hub of fun activities and community spirit. The main focus of the event was a consultation on the future of the Holders Lane & Pebble Mill Playing Fields- attendees were invited to give their views on what should happen at the site.

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Have Your Say about the Future of Holders Lane- 12-6pm this Saturday (13th July)

News   •   Jul 09, 2013 16:02 BST

There is going to be another Holders Lane consultation day on Saturday 13 July. The main purpose of the day is to ask people what they would like to see happen at the site in the future, but there will also be a range of different activities - music workshops, face painting, storytelling, old school games, junior golf, zumba, tai-chi, bushcraft, circus skills, volleyball and a bouncy castle.

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Hope for Birmingham's beleaguered Leisure Centres, amidst recent Threat of Closures

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2013 11:33 BST

As Birmingham City Council announces plans to sell off and close Leisure Centres across the City, Kingsbridge Community Sports suggests an alternative approach to the Council's dilemma. Whilst sympathetic to the need for reductions in Council spending, Kingsbridge believes that the local authority is too hasty to consider selling off facilities, when alternative solutions could be considered.

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Kingsbridge Community Sports Welcomes Council’s Proposals to Safeguard Local Playing Fields

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2013 11:42 GMT

Following several months of deliberation about the future of the ‘Holders Lane & Pebble Mill Playing Fields’, Birmingham City Council officials have put residents minds at rest by stating that their intention is no longer to “sell off or lease the site”, but rather to “safeguard its future for the benefit of the community.”

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South Birmingham Communities Call for Olympic Legacy Commitment

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2012 23:32 BST

London 2012 Olympics vision to 'Inspiring a Generation' breathes fresh courage into a South Birmingham Community's attempt to save their local playing fields.

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Kingsbridge featured on BBC WM

News   •   Jun 13, 2012 07:30 BST

BBC WM's Adrian Goldberg interviews Roger Lynch about the Kingsbridge Project, and asks why such a inspirational 'Big Society' project has not been more fully supported by the Local Council...

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Olympic Legacy Promises Fresh Hope to Community Sports Projects

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2012 07:00 BST

The 2012 Olympics could yet deliver a lasting legacy to Grass-Roots Projects like Kingsbridge Community Sports. In the year when sport is the subject on everyones lips, communities across the UK as never before need to stand together and ensure that the provision of grass-roots sports facilities in increased to meet the demands of current and future generations.

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Community Sports Project Survives Sabotage Attempt

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2012 00:10 BST

University College Birmingham's ambitious plans to expand its student campus, almost succeeded in derailing the Kingsbridge Project- a local grass-roots community project, in Birmingham. Birmingham City Council had commenced a Community Asset Transfer of the Holders Lane Playing Fields to the Kingsbridge, but in May 2011 everything suddenly changed. Now Kingsbridge has discovered why...

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Backwards or Forwards? Why did Birmingham City Council U-Turn over Community 'Big Society' Sports Project?

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2012 11:49 BST

Birmingham City Council prides itself on being progressive, hence the tag-line 'Forward'. Its recent policies include Birmingham's Big Society Prospectus and Sports Strategies including a new model of Community Sports Hub, yet earlier this year the Council appeared to have back-tracked on its good intentions of Community Asset Transfer of Holders Lane Playing Fields to a Grass-Roots Sports Group.

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About Kingsbridge Community Sports

Bringing people together through sport

Kingsbridge Project is a community based consortium, aiming to restore a once vibrant recreational venue in South Birmingham. Our aim is to enhance the provision of sport and leisure activities for the benefit of a wide variety of local user groups, in an area where facilities are currently sorely lacking.