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£50m aid package for victims of Birmingham tornado

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  • Barnard Hobbit
    £50m aid for victims of Birmingham tornado Mar 3 2008 Birmingham Post Parts of Birmingham hit by a tornado three years ago could benefit from a £50 million
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 3, 2008
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      £50m aid for victims of Birmingham tornado

      Mar 3 2008
      Birmingham Post

      Parts of Birmingham hit by a tornado three years ago could benefit
      from a £50 million regeneration package.

      Sparkbrook and the city's Balti Triangle have been included in
      an East Birmingham improvement zone extending from Eastside
      through Digbeth to Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Sparkhill.

      The scheme, which will create jobs and plough investment into
      the area, is dependent on obtaining £24 million from the
      European Regional Development Fund. That figure would be
      matched by Birmingham City Council and Advantage West Midlands.

      The council's acting strategic director of development, Clive Dutton,
      said: "The East Birmingham Area Prospectus identifies the A34/41
      corridor as a major opportunity to deliver transformational change
      to create jobs and investment in the local area.

      "This would also support activity in the tornado recovery programme.
      The package area is close to and includes areas where disadvantage
      is high, and will link employment creation to these areas."

      Sparkbrook and Sparkhill was hit in July 2006 when 140mph winds
      tore through the south of Birmingham. The freak storm caused £25
      million worth of damage and left many restaurants and houses
      with structural problems.

      A total of 20 people were injured and the emergency services used
      dogs and specialist equipment to find victims among the rubble.

      Some traders and residents later claimed the council was not
      doing enough to repair the damage and help them move back
      into their homes and businesses.

      The council cabinet is expected to agree a bid for ERDF funding next week.
    • wamccabe57
      Looks like any connection to the tornado is purely co-incidental. Does anyone know how much is already bound for the Eastside project? They re supposed to be
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 4, 2008
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        Looks like any connection to the tornado is purely co-incidental.
        Does anyone know how much is already bound for the Eastside project?
        They're supposed to be expanding millennium point and there's all
        sorts supposed to be happening around Digbeth. £50m could easily
        disappear in that lot.

        --- In balsallheathonline@..., "Barnard Hobbit"
        <barnardhobbit@...> wrote:
        >
        > £50m aid for victims of Birmingham tornado
        >
        > Mar 3 2008
        > Birmingham Post
        >
        > Parts of Birmingham hit by a tornado three years ago could benefit
        > from a £50 million regeneration package.
        >
        > Sparkbrook and the city's Balti Triangle have been included in
        > an East Birmingham improvement zone extending from Eastside
        > through Digbeth to Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Sparkhill.
        >
        > The scheme, which will create jobs and plough investment into
        > the area, is dependent on obtaining £24 million from the
        > European Regional Development Fund. That figure would be
        > matched by Birmingham City Council and Advantage West Midlands.
        >
        > The council's acting strategic director of development, Clive
        Dutton,
        > said: "The East Birmingham Area Prospectus identifies the A34/41
        > corridor as a major opportunity to deliver transformational change
        > to create jobs and investment in the local area.
        >
        > "This would also support activity in the tornado recovery
        programme.
        > The package area is close to and includes areas where disadvantage
        > is high, and will link employment creation to these areas."
        >
        > Sparkbrook and Sparkhill was hit in July 2006 when 140mph winds
        > tore through the south of Birmingham. The freak storm caused £25
        > million worth of damage and left many restaurants and houses
        > with structural problems.
        >
        > A total of 20 people were injured and the emergency services used
        > dogs and specialist equipment to find victims among the rubble.
        >
        > Some traders and residents later claimed the council was not
        > doing enough to repair the damage and help them move back
        > into their homes and businesses.
        >
        > The council cabinet is expected to agree a bid for ERDF funding
        next
        > week.
        >
      • Barnard Hobbit
        ... I was only repeating the Birmingham Mail article It does look like that this is another (ECP) Enterprising Communities Programme in the making as soon I
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 4, 2008
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          On 04/03/2008, wamccabe57 <wamccabe57@...> wrote:
          Looks like any connection to the tornado is purely co-incidental.
          Does anyone know how much is already bound for the Eastside project?
          They're supposed to be expanding millennium point and there's all
          sorts supposed to be happening around Digbeth. £50m could easily
          disappear in that lot.

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          I was only repeating the Birmingham Mail article
          It does look like that this is another (ECP)
          Enterprising Communities Programme in the making
          as soon I know more I will let you know
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