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Pioneer donates £5,000 towards community connections

The Pioneer Group has donated £5,000 to Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group to contribute towards local activities and services provided within the community.

The Group’s flagship Manor House development created 83 units for outright sale, shared ownership and rent to buy, representing its first significant development outside of Castle Vale.

The homes have been built on site of a former car wash and derelict public house which blighted the area. With the new development alongside major road improvements on the A4040 outer ring roads, this has substantially uplifted the area. As part of the programme, The Pioneer Group are working with the local Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group to incorporate the new residents into the wider community working on environmental projects alongside the River Cole, which runs alongside the development.

Simon Wilson, CEO of The Pioneer Group, says:

Here at The Pioneer Group our corporate vision is to ‘make lives and communities better’. We recognise that building resilient communities where people can thrive is more than building great homes, which is why we are very much looking forward to our teams working with the local councillors to help integrate and build connections with the established local communities.

We hope these funds will go some way to help Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group strengthen Stechford’s sense of community.

Marje Bridle and John Cotton, Councillors for Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, say:

Manor House is an incredibly welcome development that addresses the demand for housing in East Birmingham by providing new, high quality, affordable homes for the local population. The development brings a long-standing derelict site back into use. We have been working closely with Glebe Farm and Stechford Resident Group, a fantastic community organisation, to invest the generous donation from The Pioneer Group into improving Glebe Farm Park.

“We are excited about the plans for Glebe Farm Park. The funds will go towards opening up access to the park and improving the green space so that it will, once more, be a meeting point for our local residents of every generation. They will be able to come together through events and be working towards building a stronger community.

Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group meet on the third Wednesday of every month, at 7pm, at Glebe Farm Library, with councillors Marje Bridle and John Cotton. They discuss local issues; plan activities and events, and share ideas to improve our neighbourhood.

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Image:  Marje Bridle – Councillor for Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, John Cotton – Councillor for Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, Jess Philips – MP for Birmingham Yardley, Tony Coombs – Treasurer of Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group, Simon Wilson – CEO of The Pioneer Group, Tom McCauley – Secretary of Glebe Farm and Stechford Residents Group