The MOOR POOL HERITAGE TRUST is a grassroots local community charity run entirely by volunteers. It was set up in response to the threat of sale of the community facilities of the Moor Pool Garden Suburb in South Birmingham. This is a historic, 107 year-old estate designed by town planning pioneer John Sutton Nettlefold, and is described by English Heritage as "arguably one of the city's best kept architectural secrets".
The private owner of the community facilities wants to sell them and the MPHT was created to raise the funds and manage them into the future. The facilities include two community halls, fishing pond, bowling green, skittle alley, and tennis courts.
We have until September 2014 to raise the required £325,000 or these facilities will be sold to developers, and Birmingham will have lost a unique part of its history, and the local community will have lost its heart.