Taken from the minutes of the last meeting..."Bournville Lane Baths/Tesco: the allocation of £3.9 million by BCC for the refurbishment of the Baths was questioned, as this money was thought to be guaranteed by Tesco. Councillor Huxtable responded that Tesco may still not go ahead and that the current cost of the refurbishment and the relocation of the Indoor Bowls exceeded the sum raised through the sale of the Community Centre to Tesco. Emma Larkinson (Stirchley Prospects) expressed her disappointment that the proposed Tesco development would result in a net reduction in resources available to the local community. Councillor Huxtable disputed this assertion and highlighted recent instances of investment in Stirchley including the provision of new play equipment, wayfinding lights along the River Rea and “pocket” parks."
Looks like there is already some questioning over Tecso's investment in the community...and they havn't even started yet, Usually they wait untill everything is at least signed up for them. Nothing new, except some will be taken in by their promises.