Moxley - Notable Local Events

Notable Local Events

Moxley has been the subject of local headlines numerous times.

In May 1999, a semi-detached council house on Hughes Road was severely damaged when a disused mineshaft below the property collapsed causing the majority of the structure to collapse with it. As a result of the damage and weakened structure, the attached property also had to be demolished.

In January 2002, Walsall Council announces plans to demolish the 127-home estate around Harrowby Road (known as the Bradley Lodge estate when it was built by Bilston Council in the 1930s) due to mining subsidence, which already forced more than half of the estate's residents to move. By February 2004, just 20 families remained on the estate and the first properties were demolished. Since July 2007 there has been just one resident still on the estate, waiting for an adequate offer for his home; his home and the neighbouring property are now the only houses yet to be demolished on the estate.

Arson attacks in particular were a frequent occurrence on Harrowby Road, and on one occasion the fire brigade were called out three times in one day to put out fires in empty properties. The regeneration of Harrowby Road has also seen the demolition of 1960s/1970s flats and houses on neighbouring Belmont Gardens, with these properties being demolished during 2005.

A similar regeneration took place on nearby Curtin Drive in 2007, when two three-storey blocks of 1950s council flats were demolished, having stood derelict for several years and been subjected to extensive vandalism.

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