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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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John Hemming’s Office at 1772 Coventry Road has two new advice services available. They are being provided by independent organisations which are operating from our Lib Dem premises every week; Welfare advice & Benefit support. Thursdays 9.30am – 3.30pm For Benefit and Money Advice, benefit applications, tribunals and appeals. Pro-Bono Legal Advice. Tuesdays 11am – 12noon […]

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Post Office Ltd have announced that their proposed move of Acocks Green’s Post Office from its current location (1100 Warwick Road) to 1131 Warwick Road will go ahead. The current site will close at 5.30pm on 11th March 2015, with the new branch opening at 9am on Thursday 12th March. As discussed in previous posts […]

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The Fox Hollies Neighbourhood Forum held a public meeting last night. The major agenda items were: 1)     A presentation by Citysave, Birmingham’s largest Credit Union: Citysave was set up in 1987 and has 10,000 members, who own it. It lends between £500 and £10,000 (average loan size £870) at a typical rate of 3% per […]

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Tackling Surface Water Flooding

by Roger Harmer on 9 November, 2014

The usual autumnal storms have brought what seeks like a larger than normal spate of localised surface water flooding. This may be due to blocked road gullies, with the normal leaf fall augmented by uncleared green waste this year. It may be something more fundamental with the storm water drainage unable to cope with the […]

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