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Latest Neighbourhood Forum meetings

by Roger Harmer on 16 February, 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 29 January, 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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Christmas Refuse and Recycling Collections

by Roger Harmer on 16 December, 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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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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Two Trees Planned for Removal

by Roger Harmer on 16 October, 2014

Just a couple of trees planned for removal in the latest notification from Amey, both in the Hall Green end of the ward: 1) Opposite 522/524 Fox Hollies Road – reason given as ‘Structural Integrity’. 2) Outside 54 Edenbridge Road – reason given as ‘New Planting Failure’. If anyone is unhappy with these plans, please […]

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Tackling Hedges Overgrowing The Pavement

by Roger Harmer on 30 September, 2014

Hedges which grow to the point where they take up most of the width of the pavement (or less in the case of narrow sections of pavement) are annoying to pedestrians and potentially dangerous. Most obviously they cause a hazard for those with poor sight, but those with buggies or in wheelchairs can be forced […]

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Tackling uncut Basal Growth

by Roger Harmer on 14 September, 2014

For some odd reason Amey have failed to cut the basal growth of a number of trees this year. It seems to be the odd one here and there rather than every tree in a road but there are some particularly spectacular – and dangerous examples. Take a look at this one on Leysdown Road: […]

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Acocks Green Ward Committee Weds 10th September 2014

by Roger Harmer on 13 September, 2014

Wednesday’s Acocks Green Ward Committee meeting was a relatively well attended event, in part no doubt due to the agenda, but probably also in part due to it being held centrally, in the Library. New attendees included Mushtaq Hussain, who will be the Council’s new Service Lead for Yardley District and Mohammed Irfan who will […]

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Acocks Green Ward Committee Tonight

by Roger Harmer on 10 September, 2014

There is a meeting of the Acocks Green Ward Committee tonight at 7pm at Acocks Green Library. The meeting has the following main issues on the agenda: 1) An update on the Warwick Road Improvements Project. This has already led to work in Acocks Green and the biggest part of the project – major changes […]

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Friends of Fox Hollies Park Meeting this Wednesday

by Roger Harmer on 31 August, 2014

There is a meeting of the new Friends of Fox Hollies Park Group this Wednesday at 7pm in Acocks Green Police Station. The aim of the meeting will be to get the Group set up as viable ongoing organisation. There have been quite a few activities in the Park organised already and if you’d like […]

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