The Mobile Household Recycling Crew will be visiting Acocks Green again next Monday, 1st November. This time they will be in the North of the ward, parking up on Cedars Avenue in the Stockfield Estate. They will there from 7am to midday. They can take normal household rubbish, recycling, garden waste and bigger household items. […]

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Westley Road resurfacing starts next week.

by Roger Harmer on 31 March, 2021

The delayed resurfacing of Westley Road, between Fox Hollies Road and Acocks Green Village is finally planned to take place from Tuesday 6th April to Thursday 15th April. While it should have happened a couple of years ago, having been caught up in the dispute with the previous highways contractor, Amey, it’s great that the […]

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Bring Back Our Bins!

by Roger Harmer on 28 January, 2021

Following complaints from residents across Acocks Green about litter bins being removed by the Council, without any local consultation, we have launched a petition to ask the Council to bring them back. The link to the petition is here. The Council have attempted to justify the move by saying that the bins attract fly-tipping. Well […]

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Booking a Trip to the Tip becomes more flexible

by Roger Harmer on 21 December, 2020

The Council has made rules for booking a visit to the Tip (Household Recycling Centre), whether that is Tyseley, or one elsewhere in the City, more flexible: You can now book a same day visit (with two hours notice) to one of the City’s HRCs – if a slot is available. You can do this […]

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Christmas Waste Collection and Tip Arrangements

by Roger Harmer on 1 December, 2020

With Christmas falling on a Friday this year, Acocks Green ward residents will have normal refuse collections over the Christmas break. Should you wish to visit Tyseley Tip (Household Recycling Centre) over the holiday period, please note that the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Friday 25 […]

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Upcoming Road Closures: Lincoln Road North & Severne Road

by Roger Harmer on 27 November, 2020

There are a couple of upcoming road closures to be aware of: Firstly, Lincoln Road North will be closed from its junction with The Avenue to the service road at 135 Lincoln Road North. This is to renew the pavements. The closure will start at 9am on Tuesday 1st December and is scheduled to end […]

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There are several new Government Support Grants available for businesses, which have been affected by, or experienced hardship due to local and national Covid restrictions. The details of these grants are listed on the Council’s website as linked here To make the application process as simple as possible for businesses, the Council have created a […]

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Dudley Park Medical Centre Update

by Roger Harmer on 1 November, 2020

In order to tackle residents’ concerns about the way Dudley Park Medical Centre is run, I met (virtually) with some of the senior managers and clinicians who run Dudley Park Medical Centre this week. We discussed both these concerns and also the ongoing issue of the Practice’s relocation. In terms of the relocation, there is […]

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Changes to Cemetery / Crematorium Opening Times

by Roger Harmer on 21 October, 2020

From Sunday 25 October, opening times for Birmingham’s cemeteries and crematoria will change. The current pandemic has meant that the Council has had to respond to new guidance and changes around bereavement, with limited hours needing to be in place at cemeteries, crematoria, and surrounding grounds. This is to reflect the increase in numbers of […]

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Thefts from Motor Cars

by Roger Harmer on 20 October, 2020

We are currently suffering from a major spate of thefts from motor cars across Acocks Green. Many offences look like thefts to order for spare parts. If you have any information which can help the police, please contact them: – the following message is from the Acocks Green Police Team and doesn’t include the two […]

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