Author Archives: Beacon Action Group

About Beacon Action Group

Beacon Action Group was formed in 1983 by local residents to resist insensitive development of the Great Barr Hall Estate.

Rev Martin Rutter writes interesting piece on The Lunar Society

  The Reverend Martin Rutter from St Margaret’s Church, Great Barr has kindly offered to share with Beacon Action Group and the local community a piece of work he has put together on The Lunar Society, it also includes some information … Continue reading

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Great Barr Hall car parking plan to surround St Margaret’s Churchyard and back onto Netherhall

Over the past few months, there have been many more additions to the planning application, but one of the more concerning additions include, the provision of 136 car parking spaces on land adjacent to St Margaret’s Churchyard and along Suttons drive … Continue reading

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BAG Chairman writes letter to Editor with important updates for local community on Great Barr Hall planning application

As the debate rages on in the letters pages of the Great Barr Observer, if you happened to miss the Great Barr Observer on 11th April 2014, take a look at the below, a copy of Beacon Action Group Chairman’s letter … Continue reading

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Watch the Parliamentary debate on Great Barr Hall

If you missed it, please take a look at this video of the special adjournment debate held in Parliament with the Planning Minister.  Tom Watson MP and Valerie Vaz MP raise the issue of the development of Great Barr Hall … Continue reading

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Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns on Great Barr Hall planning application in Parliament

On Monday 31 March 2014, Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South, secured an adjournment debate on Planning and the Green Belt in Walsall South with the Planning Minister. Valerie Vaz MP, raised her concerns on the planning application for Great Barr … Continue reading

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Tune into BBC Parliamentary Channel this Monday

  Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South has arranged an adjournment debate with the Planning Minister in the House of Commons on Monday 31st March. This debate will be televised live on the BBC Parliamentary channel and opens at 2.30pm.   It … Continue reading

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Newsletter distributed to Netherhall Residents provokes response from Valerie Vaz MP Walsall South

A newsletter recently distributed on the Netherhall Park estate, (presumably by supporters of the proposed Great Barr Hall planning application) has provoked a formal response to residents from Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South. The MP’s response to the newsletter … Continue reading

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Last chance to object to save our protected green belt

It’s been a while since the last post but rest assured Beacon Action Group (BAG) have not been resting on our laurels. Since the information session held at Great Barr War Memorial Hall, members of BAG have been spending time … Continue reading

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Public information session and consultation events announced

Beacon Action Group can today announce a series of public consultation events and an information session for concerned residents, in relation to the planning application for the restoration of Great Barr Hall and proposed development of 59 houses on protected … Continue reading

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Bob Winkle, Chair of Beacon Action Group writes Letter to Editor of Great Barr Obsever

Bob Winkle writes a response to Peter Allen’s article that was published in the Great Barr Observer on 10th January 2014: Dear Editor, I refer to the article in the Great Barr Observer last week by Peter Allen providing more … Continue reading

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