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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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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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May Unemployment Update

by Roger Harmer on 15 May, 2015

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level rose by 8 last month to stand at 677. This is 253 lower than a year ago and is a claimant rate of 5.2%. Long term unemployment fell 5 to 245 and youth unemployment rose by 10 to 130. For Birmingham as a whole the claimant unemployment level fell by […]

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Crime and Jobs Update

by Roger Harmer on 22 April, 2015

With the General and Council elections in full swing here in Acocks Green, Hall Green and Tyseley, there have been updates on two of the issues that particularly important to people: Crime and jobs. The crime figures figures for Acocks Green ward show a year on year fall of 4.9% in the year to the […]

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Unemployment Update March 2015

by Roger Harmer on 29 March, 2015

In February seasonally adjusted unemployment fell again in Birmingham. The unadjusted figures rose, as this is a month when the figures tend to increase, as the Christmas effect unwinds further. Acocks Green saw a rise of 16 in the unadjusted count to 695. This is 302 lower than a year ago. The number of long […]

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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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