Inevitable Fire at Old Church School

Goldenhill High Street, which was closed earlier this week was due to a fire at the old St John’s School on the corner of Elgood Lane.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association, S.A.G.E. has been pressing for the Birmingham site owners to come and discuss the future of the land, along with Councillor Martin Garner at an arranged meeting last year, but unfortunately the land owners turned down the request.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service have attended the site on a number of occasions over the past 2 years, and it was inevitable that one fire would eventually cause the amount of damage that this has.

The property which closed as a school approximately 40 years ago has over the past 15 years become an eyesore to the area, and residents are calling for something to be done with the building.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association is holding it’s Public Meeting next Thursday, 23rd April at 7.30 p.m. Goldenhill Community Hall/Centre and it is believed residents will be calling for action from the land owners and City Council.

Other concerns being raised by S.A.G.E. and local residents is the future safety of St John’s Church, since being closed due to dwindling congregations.

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