Thursday, February 04, 2010

No Go to Conservation Area in Acocks Green

People in Acocks Green have been stunned and angered by a decision to delay plans to establish a conservation area to preserve the historic appearance of parts of Acocks Green.

Only a few months ago, the Liberal Democrat councillors promised that work to set this up would start within six months, but it has been revealed that it hasn't even been scheduled with the conservation team at the City Council, who currently have their work planned out for the next eighteen months.

It was further revealed that even this work is under threat as the conservation department's experienced manager is retiring and not being replaces and further job cuts are on the horizon.

So, as it stands, a promise made by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Neville Summerfield, at a meeting with interested parties in Acocks Green, will not be delivered. Given that the Liberal Democrats are allied with the Conservatives to run the City Council, it is a measure of their unimportance that breaking a promise is taken so lightly.