Moseley’s Expanding Borders
A statement from Moseley Forum stated “It has long been our intention to create a homeland where the sort of person that still buys the Guardian on a Saturday and unselfconsciously has some hummus in the fridge, can live side by side with someone that shares these middle class values. We saw the plans that petty minded bureaucracy had to subvert our values and way of life and realised that only aggressive expansionism could preserve our civic history. To that end the brave people of Moseley have secured a historic victory, rich new lands and an important buffer between us and those that envy our gentrification.”
One unexpected gain has been a significant part of Kings Heath’s Pineapple estate. Current residents will be invited to demonstrate whether they do hold Moseley values and if not their houses will be cleared and made into an artists collectives.
Although we have seen some important wins, much heavier than expected fighting on the Eastern front has meant that, as yet, we’ve been unable to secure Sarehole Mill from the people of Hall Green. Sarehole Mill is an essential part of the Moseley story that we’ve spread throughout the country via advertorials in Sunday papers; as such it cannot remain with people that don’t understand its value. A second push is expected before the Local Boundary Commission brokered ceasefire kicks in on June 20th.
This truly is a victory for the Middle Classes making a bit of a fuss.