Burglary Reduction Initiative on the 3 Estates in Kings Norton
Government-funded New Deal for Communities are paying for a Home
Security Advisor until September 2006.
Advice can be offered on home security, identifying bogus
callers and fire safety (amongst other things) and practical safety measures such
as door locks, door chains, window alarms and smoke alarms can be fitted.
The Home Security Advisor is booked up until February 2004 but,
if you need more information or wish to arrange a home visit for a later date, please
contact Kings Norton 3 Estates CDT on 464 7112/464 7114 or via e-mail at Kam@3estates.co.uk.
TETRA Telecommunications Mast An Update
The application for a TETRA radio mast (http://www.lynnejones.org.uk/mobiles.htm)
on Kings Heath High Street was refused by Birmingham City Councils Planning
Department but the applicants have appealed against the decision and this has now been
scheduled for Wednesday 5 May 2004 at .
The appeal will be held at the Dickens Conference Room, Birmingham
& Midland Institute, Margaret Street, BirminghamB3 3BS. An Inspector from the
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will hear representations from the appellant and the
Council and there will also be an opportunity for other interested parties to put their
views. Anyone who has an interest in this matter can attend and take part (at the
You Are Your City Clean and Safe
Residents in Selly Oak and Kings Norton will hopefully have
noticed some improvement to their local environment recently as a result of the
Councils You Are Your City Campaign.
The Councils clean up teams are to visit every ward in the
City (Selly Oak was visited in November and Kings Norton in December). Clearance
fly-tipped waste from public and private land is scheduled for February 2004 in Moseley
ward and for May 2004 in Bournville. Clean-ups are followed by enforcement action against
those who seek to continue fly-tipping.
The Council, West Midlands Police and Fire Service, have also
produced safety packs as part of this campaign (available from 303 9999 or the
Councils website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/cleanandsafe)
detailing measures you can take to make your home and car safe, ways to address various
environmental issues as well as contacts at the Council and other helpful organisations.
Moseley Takeaway Planning Application
Members of the Moseley Society (www.moseley-society.org.uk) will no doubt
already be aware of the application which has been submitted for a change of use at 86 St
Marys Row from a retail establishment to a hot food takeaway. Local residents,
who already have to put up with a surfeit of public houses are now looking at the
possibility of a further takeaway when, in the near vicinity, there are already three such
establishments and numerous restaurants as well. I have opposed the application on
this basis and the Councils Planning section have acknowledged my opposition which
will be taken into account when the application is decided.