Northfield Manor Update


Last year’s fire at Northfield’s Manor House was devastating news for everyone concerned about the heritage of our area.

Since then I have continued to press Birmingham University for updates. You can find the latest news about the building and the recent further demolition in this letter– which has also been sent out to local residents. As you will see, the University outline why further they have needed to take down substantial parts of the structure for safety reasons.

Whilst obviously safety is paramount, I am continuing to emphasise to the University the unique history of the Manor House and its importance to our area. I am pleased they recognise how importance the appearance of Manor House is in this letter – and I will of course continue to press for the Cadbury heritage to be protected as the reconstruction develops.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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