The importance of the site has been recognised and forms part of the
Aston Hall and Church Conservation Area, indeed the Council's Area Action
Plan (Policy R2 - RIS Historic Environment) requires that an
archaeological evaluation is performed on the site as part of any
development, and any remains will be required to be preserved in situ.
In more recent times the importance of the Serpentine site to the local
community has been demonstrated by the various fairs held there from the
19th century to 1968, for more information please click
The Serpentine site is also host to an important local
resource, the Aston Arena, which provides much needed sport and leisure
facilities for the Aston Community who are trying to prevent Birmingham
City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency from demolishing it.
They've been aided by local independent MEP Nikki Sinclaire who, along
side the charity which ran the arena, presented a petition of over 3000
signatures protesting the closure to 10 Downing Street, for more
information please click