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Proposed Minor Highways Works for Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 26 September, 2015

I have received the following proposal of projects from the Council’s District Engineer for spending of the Acocks Green ward minor highways works budget. If you have any comments please let me know: 1. Roberts road near junction of Oxford road – Double kerbing to prevent parking on grass verge. 2. Bus cage markings on […]

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Consultation is currently being held on proposals to improve the Stockfield Road from (and including) its junction with the Warwick Road to its junction with Mansfield Road. These proposals would be funded by two different schemes. The first is a Local Safety Scheme (LSS) for the Warwick Road / Stockfield Road junction. The second is […]

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In recent months there has been work among partners through the East Birmingham Local Community Safety Partnership to address anti-social behaviour caused by quad bikes and other off-road vehicles. This causes significant concerns for local residents throughout the year, but especially in the summer. As part of the partnership approach towards this problem, they have decided […]

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Crime falls in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 24 June, 2015

Yesterday I attended the monthly Acocks Green police tasking meeting. As usual we were given un update on the crime figures at the start. The good news is that there has been a further slight fall in total recorded crime across Acocks Green ward so far this year. There have been 2 fewer crimes, which […]

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London Midland admit the delays to repairs of the lift at Acocks Green Station are “extremely frustrating” and “unacceptable”. With the lift to the car park at Acocks Green station still out of operation I have now received the following email from the Head of Snow Hill Services, Brenda Lawrence: “Good afternoon Roger Please accept […]

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Changes Proposed for Station Road

by Roger Harmer on 27 May, 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 25 May, 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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Acocks Green Election Result 2015

by Roger Harmer on 9 May, 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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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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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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