Acocks Green Unemployment falls to 679

by Roger Harmer on February 19, 2015

Acocks Green’s Claimant Unemployment fell by 3 to 679 in January. This is a fall of 288 over the past year, reducing the claimant rate from 7.4% to 5.2% in that time. The level of long term unemployment fell by 5 to 255 and the number of youth claimants also fell by 5 to 145. […]

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Latest Neighbourhood Forum meetings

by Roger Harmer on February 16, 2015

There were meetings of both the Neighbourhood Forums which cover Acocks Green last week. The Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum (which covers the area to the north of the Warwick Road) met on Tuesday. Key issues discussed were: Claire Mullin, Parliamentary Outreach Worker gave a briefing of the work of the House of Commons. Murray Woodward, […]

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Acocks Green Ward Committee Weds 28th January

by Roger Harmer on January 29, 2015

Discussion at last night’s Acocks Green Ward Committee centred on the following issues: 1) Fleet and Waste Management Update. Les Williams gave a report which focussed on the roll out of the new wheelie bins. This is seen as having gone well, but there are a number of residents suffering from repeated late or missed […]

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Acocks Green Unemployment Down to 682

by Roger Harmer 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 Roger Harmer 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 Roger Harmer 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 Roger Harmer 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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