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Roger Harmer: Lib Dem - Acocks Green

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Action on dumped waste behind Acocks Green Village shops 

19 Jan 18

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.

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Proposed Parliamentary Boundary Changes – Have Your Say! 

4 Dec 17

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.

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Trees for the Chop 

15 Nov 17

Amey have published a new list of trees to be cut down across Acocks Green in the next few weeks.

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£6.6m cost of the Bin Strike 

14 Nov 17

Many residents have been asking about the cost of this year’s bin strike.

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Lib Dems Pledge More Money for NHS 

7 May 17

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 …

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Crime Down 7.7% in Acocks Green 

25 Jan 16

Crime has fallen 7.7% in Acocks Green, when comparing the period April 2015 to this January with the same period a year ago.

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Speed Cameras to come back to life 

11 Dec 15

As many people are aware, the old speed cameras in Birmingham haven’t been operational for a while.

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Proposed Minor Highways Works for Acocks Green 

26 Sep 15

I have received the following proposal of projects from the Council’s District Engineer for spending of the Acocks Green ward minor highways works budget.

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One Day Road Closure – Gospel Lane 

22 Sep 15

A section of Gospel Lane will be closed for a day towards the end of October (likely to be one day in week commencing 26th October) for lining works.

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Proposals to improve the Stockfield Road published – Consultation Event Tuesday 1st September at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre. 

12 Aug 15

Consultation is currently being held on proposals to improve the Stockfield Road from (and including) its junction with the Warwick Road to its junction with Mansfield Road.

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Unemployment Update August 15 

12 Aug 15

Seasonally adjusted claimant unemployment fell in Birmingham last month to 29,199 or 5.8%.

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New Ward Boundaries for Birmingham in 2018 

29 Jul 15

In 2018 Birmingham’s ward boundaries, which have been in place since 2004, which change.

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Proposed Public Space Protection Order for Fox Hollies Park and the Gospel Estate. 

26 Jul 15

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.

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Crime and Unemployment – July15 Update 

25 Jul 15

Claimant unemployment fell 28 to 641 (4.9%) in Acocks Green ward last month.

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Crime falls in Acocks Green 

24 Jun 15

Yesterday I attended the monthly Acocks Green police tasking meeting.

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June Unemployment Update 

17 Jun 15

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level fell by 8 to 669 (5.1%) last month.

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The delays to the repairs of the lift at Acocks Green Station are “extremely frustrating” and “unacceptable”. 

2 Jun 15

London Midland admit the delays to repairs of the lift at Acocks Green Station are “extremely frustrating” and “unacceptable”.

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Changes Proposed for Station Road 

27 May 15

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.

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End of Drop In Sessions at Tyseley CAB 

25 May 15

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will end their Open Door drop in sessions at Tyseley from 5th June.

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May Unemployment Update 

15 May 15

Acocks Green’s claimant unemployment level rose by 8 last month to stand at 677.

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Acocks Green Election Result 2015 

9 May 15

Although overshadowed by the General Election on the same day, Birmingham City Council had a full set of elections on the same day.

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Crime and Jobs Update 

22 Apr 15

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.

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Unemployment Update March 2015 

29 Mar 15

In February seasonally adjusted unemployment fell again in Birmingham.

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Acocks Green Ward Committee Meeting Weds 25th March 2015 

29 Mar 15

Acocks Green’s Ward Committee met last Wednesday evening at Lakey Lane Primary School.

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Acocks Green Crime Update 

18 Mar 15

This months Police Tasking meeting (17th March) saw an update on the local crime figures from our new Neighbourhood Police Sergeant, Trevor Orton.