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‘Famous Five’ launch new Castle Vale Neighbourhood Plan

Twenty-five years of continuing regeneration

Castle Vale’s Neighbourhood Partnership Board has unveiled its latest Neighbourhood Plan that has been shaped by residents over the last eighteen months.

Launched on Friday 14th September at Greenwood Academy, the plan presents a clear vision to create stronger, healthier and happier communities.

An array of co-signers made their pledge to this proposal including;

  • Jack Dromey, MP and Chair of the Neighbourhood Partnership Board
  • Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member of Homes & Neighbourhoods at Birmingham City Council
  • Suzanne Webb, Councillor of Castle Vale Ward
  • Alison Fisher, Chair of The Pioneer Group Board
  • Simon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of The Pioneer Group
  • Ray Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer of Spitfire Services
  • Allen Bird, Principle of Greenwood Academy
  • Kate Foley, Director of Housing & Customer Services at CVCH
  • Ifor Jones, Head of Communities at The Pioneer Group
  • Sue Spicer, Resident Board Member
  • Ken Sims, Resident Board Member
  • Wendy Walsh, Resident Board Member
  • John Miles, Resident Board Member

The strategy sets out 38 policy priorities and 24 initial partnerships actions to deliver across the four focus areas; Economy, Health, Environment and Community.

Key points include tackling the issue of family poverty in Castle Vale, access to learning opportunities to improve employment prospects for residents and providing quality homes in safe neighbourhoods.

Ifor Jones, Head of Communities at The Pioneer Group and co-signer of the plan, said:

It has been twenty-five years since the original neighbourhood transformation was planned, delivered and sustained – that’s quite a milestone to celebrate.

A whole generation has benefited from this and the new plan seeks to extend that offer to the next generation for another twenty-five years!

Full details of the Neighbourhood Plan are available on Castle Vale’s Neighbourhood Partnership website