A while ago this map was posted showing Birmingham missing Sutton, however got me thinking that Brum should be changed anyway and my proposals.
First is on the West side extend Brum's boundaries to the the M5 corridor, it just seems nonsense Smethwick etc are in Sandwell plus Bearwood ... Does anyone know if they feel part of Sandwell or are in fact Brummies.
The Map above for the area around Great Barr is wrong and Brum as I said should extend there to the M5 including Hamstead etc.
to the South East, no matter what people say how Shirley and Olton is not classed as Brum I simply don't know. You got here and there is no difference is there between say Sheldon and Shirley ?
Further along of course Brum should be extended to the NEC, Marston Green, Chelsmley and Castle Brom are birmingham . There is an argument that Brum should be extended to the whole of the M42 boundary that would include what I call non Brum areas.
Then we have the Sutton Question .... for me Wylde Green & Boldmere are Brum but a lot front see themselves as that ... so I would hive off the whole of Sutton to a new Council and expand the town council. However they should of course stay under WMCA.
As part of the Sutton Question I would expand Sutton to include Streetly. Indeed could argue Little Aston should be expanded into Sutton as well ?
None of this would ever happen but Logistically makes sense to me and for those who say Brum should be downsized then clearly I disagree. A brummie stretches from north to south, east to west