DRA December 2012 Meeting
When: Monday 10th December 2012, 18:00
Where: The Old Crown Restaurant (access from Digbeth High Street – look out for the DRA banner stand on the day)
The December meeting of Digbeth Residents Association will take place on Monday 10th December at the Old Crown. As well as usual business, this meeting will feature presentations on the Birmingham Wholesale Markets at the DRA Christmas party.
Keith Simpson, the Director of Technolink (UK) Limited will present on behalf of the Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association (BWFPA) covering:
- The current economic impact of the Birmingham Wholesale Market (BWM) and a little about the BWFPA and its membership;
- The vital interrelationship between the BWM and the three retail markets, and the wider cultural and social significance of the BWM including employment impacts;
- The history of the relationship between the Landlords of the BWM (Birmingham City Council) and the traders and the potential threat to the future of the BWM;
- The potential solution for the future of the BWM enabling it to remain at its current location.
To frame Keith’s presentation, Jo-Ann Curtis, Curator of History at the Birmingham Museum, will give a brief overview of the history of the markets and their significance in the development of Digbeth and Birmingham as a whole.
If you’d like to ask any questions ahead of the meeting or submit a question or your apologies, please email DRA Secretary Pamela Pinski on firstname.lastname@example.org.