Friday, May 03, 2013

Police update

This is the latest update from our local neighbourhood team.

April saw ten burglaries, two up on the previous month. Unusually, four have been forced entry through front doors and on two occasions, vehicles were also taken. Two were from empty properties where boilers and copper pipe were taken and there have been three burglaries on commercial properties. Two robberies and five thefts of motor vehicles have also been reported. Fifteen thefts from motor vehicles, five of which related to the theft of front and rear number plates. Four sets of Astra wing mirrors have been stolen - the successor to the theft of Mini Cooper wing mirrors. There have been two cases of theft of satnavs from vehicles and one incident of a theft of a bag from a car, which resulted in the arrest of the thieves. There has also been the theft of a catalytic converter from a van.

There have been a few incidents of anti-social behaviour on the Gospel Estate and two youngsters have been placed on anti-social behaviour contracts.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Just a reminder - no elections in Acocks Green this year!

I've had a couple of people ask me why they haven't received voting cards this year. There's no need to worry - in Birmingham, we elect our councillors 'by thirds' so in three out of four years, one council seat in each electoral ward is up for election for a four year term. The fourth year is 'fallow' and we don't have elections. 2013 is our fallow year.

The next election planned in Birmingham will be in late May 2014, when the local elections will be shifted back a few weeks to bring them into line with elections to the European parliament.

Planning Applications to the 27 April 2013

Another flurry of applications as spring arrives.

2013/02796/PA - 12 Grayland Close, B27 7NE
Erection of two storey side, first floor rear, single storey side/rear extension and rear conservatory

2013/02579/PA - 254 The Avenue, B27 6NU
Erection of single storey rear extension

2013/02836/PA - 15 Ryde Grove, B27 7SW
Erection of single storey rear extension

2013/02811/PA - Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Victoria Road, B27 7XY
Installation of synthetic turf sports facility creating two multi use tennis and netball courts

2013/02275/PA - 79 Woodford Green Road, B28 8PH
Erection of two storey side and single storey forward extensions

You can find the details by inputting the reference number into the Council online database here

If you have any comments, you can submit them online - feel free to pass your comments on to me.