Friday, October 19, 2012

Streetworks - Elton Grove - footway repairs

The length of Elton Grove from Fox Green Crescent to the end. Patch repairs will be carried out using asphalt as part of the 5 year upgrade of Birmingham's highways. This is expected to start during the week commencing 12 November and is expected to last for up to two weeks, being carried out between 7:30am and 5pm weekdays, with the possibility of Saturday work as well.

Access will be maintained to homes, but there may be times when it is temporarily restricted. When they are working on your stretch of footpath, please make sure that cars aren't parked alongside.

If you have any further queries, you can let me know or contact Amey directly on 0121 303 6644.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


If you - or a vulnerable neighbour - doesn't want to take part in Trick or Treating, why not put this in the window? Thanks to West Midlands Police for the image.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Work underway at the moment from my desk:

Knights Road
Street light column 1 damaged
This was hit by a vehicle on the 1 October and was cut down and replaced by the 3 October. It still needs to be connected up underground and this is scheduled to be done in the fortnight from the 29 October.

Briarfield Road
Street light column 1 failed
This repair should be completed within the next 8 days.

Shirley Road
Street light columns 40 and 40A failed
These are both near the junction with Oakhurst Road and opposite the shops beside the leisure centre. Again, this should be completed within the next 8 days.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Diary Date - Full Council

Full Council
Tuesday 16 October 2012 2pm
Chamber, Council House and live streamed here (with a link to the full agenda).

Key items from the agenda:
  • Question time from the public & councillors
  • Review of City Council constitution 
  • Statement of Licensing Committee
  • New ways of working within Overview & Scrutiny
  • Motions for debate - one on Council Tax Benefit and one on proposals for tenant consultation

Monday, October 15, 2012

Planning Applications to 12 October 2012

No new applications, but this might be worth a look. 

2012/06960/PA - 8 Botteville Road (and rear of 4-6 and 8-12 Botteville Road)
This is a proposal to vary an application that has already been approved (2010/06541/PA), but the developer wants to build larger properties on this site