Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Holiday Club 2014

Planning Applications to the 5 April 2014

Planning Applications to the 5 April 2014

I've got a lot more to write, but no time to do it....

2014/02199/PA - 1238 Warwick Road, Acocks Green B27 6PL
Erection of single storey rear extension

2013/09234/PA - Wellsbourne House, 1157 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, B27 6RG
Change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to church hall (Use Class D1)

2014/02082/PA - 2 Francis Road, Acocks Green, B27 6LX
Change of use from a single dwellinghouse to a largescale HMO and alterations to front elevation

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.\

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Diary Date - Full Council - Tuesday 8 April

Full Council
Tuesday 8 April - 2pm
Council Chamber
And you can now watch online here.

The last full council meeting before the elections on the 22 May. Key items on the agenda:

  • Question Time - including questions from the public
  • Annual Report of the Council Business Management Committee
  • Scrutiny Reports
    • Tackling Childhood Obesity
    • Working with Housing Associations
  • Motions from members
    • Labour motion proposing support for the City Centred Campaign 
    • Tory motion proposing annual report from each Cabinet member to Full Council

Monday, April 07, 2014

Western Power help out residents

With the new gate on Knights Road.
We've managed to sort a few problems for the residents on Knights Road over the past few weeks. Some kind soul had dumped asbestos roof panels in the communal drive behind their homes, so we had those removed. We've also arranged for the alleyway to be gated off to prevent any recurrence and also to stop other instances of anti-social behaviour. 

Then one of the residents mentioned to me that the electrical substation on the road had a problem. Contractors working there had left the old iron fence secured with plastic cable ties and it wasn't very secure or particularly attractive. 

I contacted Western Power Distribution, who were out within a couple of weeks and replaced the old, broken metal fencing with this new wooden one and a brand new gate as well. WPD have also sorted out another resident, who had a broken down wire fence between them and another of their installations. There, they've also installed a new wooden fence. 

Western Power are the company that actually deliver the electricity to your homes in this region - known as the DNO - they're the ones you call if the power fails as opposed to ones to whom you pay your bills. It is nice to report that they have proved really helpful.