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Acocks Green Unemployment Down to 682

by rogerharmer on January 23, 2015

Acocks Green’s Claimant Unemployment fell by 13 to 682 in December. This is a fall of 263 over the past year, reducing the claimant rate from 7.2% to 5.2% in that time. The level of long term unemployment fell by 5 to 260 and the number of youth claimants also fell by 5 to 150. […]

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West Midlands Police have now confirmed that Acocks Green Police Station’s front counter will be closing – on 31st January. The counter is currently staffed by PCs and PCSO’s, who will return to local policing. This follows a review of the whole police force which will see 27 police stations closing their front counters, leaving […]

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John Hemming’s Office at 1772 Coventry Road has two new advice services available. They are being provided by independent organisations which are operating from our Lib Dem premises every week; Welfare advice & Benefit support. Thursdays 9.30am – 3.30pm For Benefit and Money Advice, benefit applications, tribunals and appeals. Pro-Bono Legal Advice. Tuesdays 11am – 12noon […]

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Post Office Ltd have announced that their proposed move of Acocks Green’s Post Office from its current location (1100 Warwick Road) to 1131 Warwick Road will go ahead. The current site will close at 5.30pm on 11th March 2015, with the new branch opening at 9am on Thursday 12th March. As discussed in previous posts […]

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Acocks Green Claimant Unemployment falls 23 to 695

by rogerharmer on December 20, 2014

Acocks Green’s Claimant Unemployment fell by 23 to 695 in November. This is a fall of 263 over the past year, reducing the claimant rate from 7.3% to 5.3% in that time. The level of long term unemployed fell by 25 to 265 and the number of youth claimants also fell by 25 to 155. […]

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Acocks Green Station’s New Lifts Open Today

by rogerharmer on December 19, 2014

Its been a long time coming, but at last we have the news that the new passenger lifts at Acocks Green Station are opening this afternoon. Its great news for the disabled and those with buggies and pushchairs who will now have level access from the car park and the booking hall to the station […]

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Christmas Refuse and Recycling Collections

by rogerharmer on December 16, 2014

Despite the  change to wheelie bins, the Christmas collection arrangements are basically the same as before. So there will be no collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, with the refuse collections due then taking place on New Year’s Day and Friday 2nd January respectively. If  you were due to have your recycling collection on […]

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Acocks Green’s Claimant Unemployment level falls to 718

by rogerharmer on November 14, 2014

Acocks Green’s Claimant Unemployment fell by 32 to 718 in October. This is a fall of 282 over the past year, reducing the claimant rate from 7.7% to 5.5% in that time. The level of long term unemployed resumed its downward trend, falling by 10 to 290 and the number of youth claimants also fell […]

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The Fox Hollies Neighbourhood Forum held a public meeting last night. The major agenda items were: 1)     A presentation by Citysave, Birmingham’s largest Credit Union: Citysave was set up in 1987 and has 10,000 members, who own it. It lends between £500 and £10,000 (average loan size £870) at a typical rate of 3% per […]

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Tackling Surface Water Flooding

by rogerharmer on November 9, 2014

The usual autumnal storms have brought what seeks like a larger than normal spate of localised surface water flooding. This may be due to blocked road gullies, with the normal leaf fall augmented by uncleared green waste this year. It may be something more fundamental with the storm water drainage unable to cope with the […]

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