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A consultation has just opened to enable you to have your say about improvements to be made to the play areas in Fox Hollies Park. The consultation will run until the end of August and can be accessed via this link:https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/place/fox-hollies-park-phase-two-play-area-improvements/ The work is being funded by contributions required from developers of local housing projects, […]

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I am very disappointed to have to report a further delay to the completion of the works to renew the gas main under the Warwick Road in Acocks Green Village. These were due to be finished today but are now not expected to be completed until some point between 7th and 14th August. I am […]

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The following post has been put out by PCSO Ludford from the Aoccks Green Neighbourhood Policing Team. If you can help, please get in touch with them, either directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers (link below). “Unfortunately there have been a number of Anti-Social Behaviour incidents in and around the Fox Hollies Park area of Acocks […]

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Acocks Green Village Roadworks Overrun to 24th July

by Roger Harmer on 6 July, 2020

The roadworks in Acocks Green Village as Cadent renew the gas mains, will not now be finished on the 10th July as originally planned, but are likely to overrun to 24th July. This is particularly disappointing as businesses in the Village attempt to rebuild trade as lockdown restrictions are eased. While it made sense to […]

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Acocks Green Village Social Distancing Measures

by Roger Harmer on 15 June, 2020

With non-essential shops re-opening, the Council has been making changes to the pedestrian areas in Acocks Green Village to support better social distancing. The scheme includes yellow continuous lines to indicate areas assigned for queuing and access to or from premises and white dashed lines to help segregate pedestrian flows to support social distancing. Some […]

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New booking system at Tyseley Tip from Thursday

by Roger Harmer on 9 June, 2020

To tackle the queues which have been causing significant problems at all the Council tips since they reopened last month, a new booking system is being introduced on Thursday. Under the new system:* You can book a visit via this link.* Only cars with a booked visit will be allowed on site. No booking, no […]

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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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