Edgbaston residents are the latest in the city to rise up in protest against plans to redraw the political map of Birmingham.
Householders living in and around Rotton Park Road, to the north of the famous district, have reacted with anger after being told they would be in a newly created Summerfield ward.
The move was unveiled by the Local Government Boundary Commission in its draft proposals to divide Birmingham into 77 new city council wards.
A city-wide petition has been launched and Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy has also called for a complete rethink, saying the proposed set up would damage councillors' ability to be true community leaders.
Now, the North Edgbaston Residents' Group has been set up to battle the proposals and call for the existing Edgbaston boundaries to be maintained.
Group chairman Andrew Mudie, managing director of locally based firm Bistas Construction, said: "There is a strong groundswell of support from a galvanised and passionate community in north Edgbaston, to challenge these proposals.
"Local feelings and knowledge have been totally disregarded in the proposals for the new ward and it is very disappointing the Boundary Commission is recommending the break-up of a distinct, cohesive and integrated community like Edgbaston.
"We are encouraging all residents to make individual submissions to the Boundary Commission to help keep Edgbaston in Edgbaston."
They argue the area has been part of Edgbaston for more than 150 years, according to historical studies and property records, and they have a strong sense of identity as Edgbaston, with social and economic links across the proposed new boundary.
The residents are also anxious political rebranding may have an impact on insurance premiums or house prices - although the Boundary Commission insists council ward designations have no effect on these.
Residents can view the proposals and comment on them at www.lgbce.org.uk by the consultation deadline of February 8.
All comments and objections will be considered by the commission as they draw up the final plans.