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Speed Cameras to come back to life

by Roger Harmer on 11 December, 2015

As many people are aware, the old speed cameras in Birmingham haven’t been operational for a while. They were an old, pre-digital design that was expensive and time consuming to operate. Now Birmingham City Council, working in partnership with Solihull MBC, West Midlands Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner, has bought a new Digital […]

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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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One Day Road Closure – Gospel Lane

by Roger Harmer on 22 September, 2015

A section of Gospel Lane will be closed for a day towards the end of October (likely to be one day in week commencing 26th October) for lining works. The closure, which will affect the section between Olton Boulevard East and Thornfield Road, will take place during the daytime, between 9.30am and 4pm.

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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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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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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 Station’s New Lifts Open Today

by Roger Harmer on 19 December, 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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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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