Crime and Jobs Update

by Roger Harmer on April 22, 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 March 29, 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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Acocks Green Crime Update

by Roger Harmer on March 18, 2015

This months Police Tasking meeting (17th March) saw an update on the local crime figures from our new Neighbourhood Police Sergeant, Trevor Orton. Year to date crime in Acocks Green is down just over 5% and the latest month shows that improving further with a month on month fall of 16%. The burglary figures are particularly […]

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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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