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Changes Proposed for Station Road

by Roger Harmer on May 27, 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 May 25, 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 May 15, 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 May 9, 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 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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