Disgusting,typical of the backward thinking of this city council.
What do you expect given the cost cutting of school sports and playing fields they have got to make a huge saving some where why not the old baths
yes its have its character and history but thats when it was in its hay day
you have to take in to consideration the now mentionioned area lump it like it
the area and the evoiroment as changed run down and different clientles if you get my drift it goes with certain other areas and envoironents of brum and let it be said like it or not our our english hearitage as gone we are now multi national
commutiy as we re told by our politiions and they do not do what we all loved to do and the baths are not being used buy any more just like te pubs are not used by our comwealh friends and they are slowly changing our way of thinking an the old communitity are moveing away and the older generation are dying its a fact of todays life and the way we was brought our generations of kids aint intrested in spending hours in these baths like when we was kids and our parents took us there
and finding out that when you got there they was choc o block and you had to wait for an hour before they would let out the baths we are now in a different culture so now i can see why they are closing it down and do not to spend on the money i feel sorry for the kids of tommorrow best wishes Astonian
I don't know if I am reading this correctly Lyn, but it seems to me that Birmingham Conservation Trust had promised £3 million toward the £8 million that is needed to get matching funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. I'm sure that public donation has raised a substantial amount but without the money promised by Birmingham Council the baths are almost sure to go. It looks like Birmingham would rather waste it's money on projects that limited to special groups and organisations instead of Birmingham as a whole. Millions are being spent on giving up to 75% grants for new shop fronts for private commercial shops all over Birmingham. How about diverting some of that money and let the shop owners pay for their own new shop frontages?