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FEATURE: HORSEFAIR, BROADWATERS, GREENHILL AND A MILLION POUND EXPERIMENT

Could the creation of the new 300-home Churchfields estate and roads network in the heart of Horsefair and Broadwaters alter the character of this historic part of Kidderminster – and will it be for better or for worse? 

How is the £1 million community project to improve life for the 7,000 residents going, and what do people think about the area?

In this feature we start to explore some of the issues for the Horsefair and its surrounding areas.

 

 

Jane Haynes
Former newspaper journalist and news editor, turned public sector PR, now studying for a Master's in multiplatform journalism. Wyrelife is a new, local investigative news website for Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport and Wyre Forest. My aim is to hold people and organisations to account to try to make my little bit of England a better informed, better place.
http://www.janerockhouse.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “FEATURE: HORSEFAIR, BROADWATERS, GREENHILL AND A MILLION POUND EXPERIMENT

  1. No, it will take it back 50 years to before the RingRoad. Hill Street and the neighbouring area were residential with people working in the then carpet factories now proposed to be replaced. as Hill street and such have gone all that is happening is the circle is closing and homes that were there will be there (nearby) again..

    The same is true for the Glades area.. which was ALL two up Two down with air raid shelter housing before they ‘Re-Developed’ it in the eightys.. Didn’t last long did it, the glades, 30 or so years? Meanwhile Castle road Baths is still standing. Is that testament to the quality of modern building?

    My guess is the Library is 10 years from demolition and the new Medical Centre on the ring road will last 20 if they are lucky.

    1. Thanks for your comment Luz and for taking the time to read. I agree that things tend to come back round again pretty quickly; I wonder what the town will be like in 20 years? I hope the new plans will improve life for people living in the Horsefair and nearby but like all building projects we won’t know for certain how it turns out until it all comes together. I think it will all work out fine – but then I’m an optimist!

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