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  • Craig? Chelmund? Heritage?

    Everyone is entitled to their views! In reference to the renaming issue I just felt I’d make a few responses to the town council.

    ‘Chelmsley Wood town councillor Alf Hill said the community wanted to keep Craig Croft’s heritage.

    “Most people don’t feel it necessary to change the name of Craig Croft,”.

    I’m not sure who they asked as the meeting where the council discussed this was not announced and was held in private.

    ““It’s been like that for the past 40 odd years. Someone is talking about some Saxon warrior, quite frankly, they need to have their head examined.” (Cllr Hill, Chelmlsey Wood Town Council)

    Just a couple of responses…

    True, it’s been called Craig Croft for 40 years. On the other hand, it’s been called Chelmsley for 1000 years. You can read it in the Domesday Book.

    Secondly, it’s fine to disagree, it’s fine to believe strongly in your position, but to start being rude about people who don’t see things the same way, I don’t know why the council is taking that line with people in their community.

    Read it for yourself…

    http://www.solihullnews.net/news/solihull-news/2013/02/01/locals-reject-old-new-name-for-craig-croft-n-n-105074-32714150/

    You can vote for your favourite name at the chemist/gps/community centre/local schools in the area in question.

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