Thumbs up for new logo

By on 05/08/2009 in News

Thumbs-up--Milly,-Elaine,-CThe Council's longest serving housing officer and a council tenant of over 55 years have given Birmingham City Council the 'Thumbs Up' at the unveiling of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust logo.

The logo was unveiled at King's Norton and marks an important milestone in the programme being run by Birmingham City Council, which will see a major programme of new council homes built by 2012.

Within the next 12 months 43 new council homes will be built in King's Norton alongside 36 in Hodge Hill, 33 in Sparkbrook and 17 in Handsworth.

Councillor John Lines, Cabinet Member for Housing, presented council tenant Milly Wesley (91) and Housing Officer Pat Harris with bouquets to celebrate and thank them for being part of a day that marked an important step forward for the Council.
 
Milly a long time resident of King's Norton and Pat Harris, who has served in Housing for 51 years, were also joined by Elaine Elkington, Strategic Director of Housing and Constituencies (Acting).

The Council's Municipal Housing Trust is one of the most ambitious council house building plans in the country.

Cllr John Lines said, “I'm delighted Milly and Pat could join me here today to mark the unveiling of the Municipal Housing Trust logo. They are very special ladies who have witnessed big changes in housing over the course of the last five decades and I'm glad they could be here to reflect on a positive move forward.

“The Municipal Housing Trust will deliver council homes on a scale unseen in this city for three decades and I will ensure our families are being housed in high quality homes.”

Pat Harris said, “I'm really pleased to be part of such a special day. Over the course of the last 51 years I've witnessed huge changes in Housing. I never thought I'd see the day when we'd have amazing programmes such as Decent Homes which have made Birmingham's council tenants very happy.

“What's also particularly pleasing now is the level in depth consultation that takes place with local residents. I really feel that now, more than ever, residents have a real say in the Council's plans.”

King's Norton resident Milly Wesley, 91, added, “It's marvellous to think we're getting more council housing. It's great to hear we will be getting new neighbours once these new homes are built in King's Norton and I'm touched by the wonderful flowers I've been given today.”

Download the new logo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/birminghamnewsroom/3791856266/

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  1. Adam says:

    How much money was spent on this new logo?

  2. BelinderL says:

    Adam, the logo was designed by an in-house council designer therefore there were no additional costs.

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