MAR 01] SPON END FORUM NEWS
OSCA Rises To Save Historic Part Of Coventry
and traders in a historic part of the city have joined forces to save
the area from "developers and Coventry City Council".
living in Spon End and Broomfield Place are so worried about the
threat to the medieval area that they have formed the Old Spon
Community Association (OSCA).
catalyst for the action was the threat to demolish Stanley Terrace to
widen Allesley Old Road to make way for a bus showcase scheme.
in the stretch of road that will be affected fear they might be choked
by growing traffic in the area, as Spon End and the Butts could be
designated the main route into the city from the south instead of
are also worried that the development of the Butts stadium by Coventry
Rugby Club could lead to further problems in the area.
alliance of groups calling for greater consideration of the area’s
heritage is to be launched in the next few days.
Save Old Spon campaign will include Spon End Red Brick, Spon End
Estate Residents Association, Spon End Building Preservation Trust,
Chapelfields Residents Association, Allesley Park Residents
Association and the Coventry Watchmakers Project.
Walker, chair of the Spon End Forum, welcomed the new group. He said:
was the only part of the area that was not represented by an
organised group. We welcome them to the Spon End Forum and will of
course support this new group in whatever way we can.
are a lot of issues coming to a head in this part of the area and it
will be a busy time."
[15 FEB 01] BUS ROUTE
COULD FLATTEN HISTORIC CITY HOUSES