Monthly Archives: July 2015

Traveller’s set up camp in Sheldon Country Park

     Sheldon residents angry at traveller invasion       (click on photos for bigger image) Residents in roads such as Barrows Lane, Common Lane, Bickely Grove, Horse Shoes Lane in Sheldon, woke up early this week to find traveller’s … Continue reading

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Summer blitz nets more than 150 drink- and drug-drive suspects

 More than 150 drink- and drug-drive suspects have been caught during a summer blitz on motorists who put lives at risk. Throughout June, West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) ran roadside checkpoints and patrolled in unmarked … Continue reading

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Recruitment starts for senior council roles

The first phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (July 30). This is in response to a recommendation in Lord Kerslake’s report, subsequently emphasised by the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which stated … Continue reading

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera … Continue reading

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Woman arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria

 A 30-year-old woman from Leicester has been arrested on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terrorist acts. She was arrested at Birmingham Airport by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at 9.40am on 29 … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood policing review underway

 A review of neighbourhood policing is underway as part of the West Midlands Police WMP2020 change programme. The neighbourhood review will look at how local policing will work from 2020 and beyond against a continued backdrop of financial austerity. The … Continue reading

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Sheldon Countryside Festival

Just as the summer holidays begin we have the deluge of rain like we had yesterday at the Sheldon Countryside Festival, not like the photo above from last year. I’m sure this meant that community groups trying to make a … Continue reading

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1,000th new council home built in Birmingham

The 1,000th home for rent built through the city council’s house-building arm has been handed over to tenants.  Built through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust by Jessup, it is part of a £1.6m development comprising 15 homes for affordable rent. … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Community Flag revealed

After six weeks of voting, the people have decided – the winning flag was designed by 10 year old Thomas Keogh and David Smith. Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “We had 470 entries for … Continue reading

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Summer Activities

  (Click on the poster to read all of the details) B26 supporting summer activities in our parks 

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