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Unemployment Update August 15

by Roger Harmer on 12 August, 2015

Seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell in Birmingham last month to 29,199 or 5.8%. This is now made up of JSA claimants and Universal Credit claimants, with UC being introduced for new claimants since May. Unfortunately ward based information currently only includes JSA figures and this will steadily become a smaller portion of claimant unemployment. As […]

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New Ward Boundaries for Birmingham in 2018

by Roger Harmer on 29 July, 2015

In 2018 Birmingham’s ward boundaries, which have been in place since 2004, will change. While this might seem unimportant, its actually pretty key to the context in which local decisions are taken. You can have your say about where the new boundaries will be, with the consultation period running until 28th September. The Boundary Review […]

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In recent months there has been work among partners through the East Birmingham Local Community Safety Partnership to address anti-social behaviour caused by quad bikes and other off-road vehicles. This causes significant concerns for local residents throughout the year, but especially in the summer. As part of the partnership approach towards this problem, they have decided […]

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Crime and Unemployment – July15 Update

by Roger Harmer on 25 July, 2015

Claimant unemployment fell 28 to 641 (4.9%) in Acocks Green ward last month. Long term (over a year) claimant numbers were static at 230 while the level of youth (18-24) claimants fell by 10 to 105. Across Birmingham as a whole, seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell by 445 to 29,404 (5.9%), while nationally it rose […]

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Crime falls in Acocks Green

by Roger Harmer on 24 June, 2015

Yesterday I attended the monthly Acocks Green police tasking meeting. As usual we were given un update on the crime figures at the start. The good news is that there has been a further slight fall in total recorded crime across Acocks Green ward so far this year. There have been 2 fewer crimes, which […]

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June Unemployment Update

by Roger Harmer on 17 June, 2015

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level fell by 8 to 669 (5.1%) last month. Long term unemployment in the ward stood at 230 (down 15) and youth unemployment at 115 (also down 15). Across Birmingham as a whole, seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell by 910 to 29,849  (5.9%). The national level for this measure is 791,793 […]

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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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Changes Proposed for Station Road

by Roger Harmer on 27 May, 2015

As part of the work being done in the Village, the Council are now proposing to make the experimental 2 way section of Station Road permanent. They also propose to allow right turns out of Station Road onto Warwick Road. There are a number of other proposals in this part of the Village. Summed up, […]

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End of Drop In Sessions at Tyseley CAB

by Roger Harmer on 25 May, 2015

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will end their Open Door drop in sessions at Tyseley from 5th June. They will also end their advice and drop in sessions at Northfield and Perry Common libraries from the same date. They will continue to offer a full range of services from their City Centre bureau at Gazette […]

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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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