Crime falls in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 24 June, 2015

Yesterday I attended the monthly Acocks Green police tasking meeting. As usual we were given un update on the crime figures at the start. The good news is that there has been a further slight fall in total recorded crime across Acocks Green ward so far this year. There have been 2 fewer crimes, which […]

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June Unemployment Update

by Roger Harmer on 17 June, 2015

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level fell by 8 to 669 (5.1%) last month. Long term unemployment in the ward stood at 230 (down 15) and youth unemployment at 115 (also down 15). Across Birmingham as a whole, seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell by 910 to 29,849  (5.9%). The national level for this measure is 791,793 […]

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London Midland admit the delays to repairs of the lift at Acocks Green Station are “extremely frustrating” and “unacceptable”. With the lift to the car park at Acocks Green station still out of operation I have now received the following email from the Head of Snow Hill Services, Brenda Lawrence: “Good afternoon Roger Please accept […]

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Changes Proposed for Station Road

by Roger Harmer on 27 May, 2015

As part of the work being done in the Village, the Council are now proposing to make the experimental 2 way section of Station Road permanent. They also propose to allow right turns out of Station Road onto Warwick Road. There are a number of other proposals in this part of the Village. Summed up, […]

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End of Drop In Sessions at Tyseley CAB

by Roger Harmer on 25 May, 2015

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will end their Open Door drop in sessions at Tyseley from 5th June. They will also end their advice and drop in sessions at Northfield and Perry Common libraries from the same date. They will continue to offer a full range of services from their City Centre bureau at Gazette […]

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May Unemployment Update

by Roger Harmer on 15 May, 2015

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level rose by 8 last month to stand at 677. This is 253 lower than a year ago and is a claimant rate of 5.2%. Long term unemployment fell 5 to 245 and youth unemployment rose by 10 to 130. For Birmingham as a whole the claimant unemployment level fell by […]

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Acocks Green Election Result 2015

by Roger Harmer on 9 May, 2015

Although overshadowed by the General Election on the same day, Birmingham City Council had a full set of elections on the same day. The result in Acocks Green was a Labour hold for Stewart Stacey. The full result was as follows: Stewart Stacey (Labour) 4,741 (44.4%) Penny Wagg (Lib Dem) 2,846 (26.7%) Gerry Moynihan (UKIP) […]

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Crime and Jobs Update

by Roger Harmer on 22 April, 2015

With the General and Council elections in full swing here in Acocks Green, Hall Green and Tyseley, there have been updates on two of the issues that particularly important to people: Crime and jobs. The crime figures figures for Acocks Green ward show a year on year fall of 4.9% in the year to the […]

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Unemployment Update March 2015

by Roger Harmer on 29 March, 2015

In February seasonally adjusted unemployment fell again in Birmingham. The unadjusted figures rose, as this is a month when the figures tend to increase, as the Christmas effect unwinds further. Acocks Green saw a rise of 16 in the unadjusted count to 695. This is 302 lower than a year ago. The number of long […]

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Acocks Green’s Ward Committee met last Wednesday evening at Lakey Lane Primary School. It was a relatively light agenda with only a few members of the public in attendance. The main issues discussed were: Planning. An objection was submitted by the Committee against application 2015/00455/PA by Painters Funeral Directors on the grounds of inadequate parking […]

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