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Action on dumped waste behind Acocks Green Village shops

by Roger Harmer on 19 January, 2018

Residents living in the flats above a row of shops in Acocks Green Village are having to pick their way through piles of dumped rubbish to get to their homes. Councillor Roger Harmer has called in the Council’s Waste Enforcement Team to take action. They have now issued a legal notice to get the waste […]

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The Boundary Commission are reviewing parliamentary boundaries to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency. Their proposals for Yardley (currently including the Birmingham wards of Acocks Green, South Yardley, Yardley North and Stechford & Sheldon) are for radical changes. These were discussed recently […]

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Trees for the Chop

by Roger Harmer on 15 November, 2017

Amey have published a new list of trees to be cut down across Acocks Green in the next few weeks. The reason for each case is given below. If you think they have got any of them wrong, please let me know as soon as possible: Outside 285 Olton Boulevard East – Dead tree Outside […]

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£6.6m cost of the Bin Strike

by Roger Harmer on 14 November, 2017

Many residents have been asking about the cost of this year’s bin strike. The answer, according to figures issued by the Council recently, is £6.6m. This is made up of: 1) £2m for agency staff. 2) £1.6m for outside contractors and temporary redeployment of internal staff. 3) £1.3m of extra landfill tax based on an […]

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Lib Dems Pledge More Money for NHS

by Roger Harmer on 7 May, 2017

Lib Dems penny for NHS would raise £146.8m extra for Birmingham The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £146.8m for Birmingham, with £108m […]

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Crime Down 7.7% in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 25 January, 2016

Crime has fallen 7.7% in Acocks Green, when comparing the period April 2015 to this January with the same period a year ago. This fall represents 120 fewer crimes. In terms of some of the different types of crime the figures are: Criminal Damage: Down 12% (31 fewer crimes) Robbery: Down 7.1% (3 fewer crimes) […]

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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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