Although it was the night of an England match of Euro 2012 there was a great turn out from the public. Here are key notes from the meeting:
- Jonathan Jardine, Policy Manager, WM Police Authority, spoke about the proposed arrangements for the Elected Police Commissioner, abolition of the Police Authority and setting up of the Police and Crime Panel to monitor work of Commissioner.
- Ibrar Uddin from MIND on Community Cohesion and the 7 projects being organised in Birmingham based around mental health.
- Les Williams from BCC Waste Management answered questions covering dumped rubbish, green waste collections. Re-leafleting roads with collection dates to avoid confusion.
- Glynne Edwards Hall – overwhelming opposition to proposed planning application to demolition of this hall from those present at the meeting. Following this the Neighbourhood Forum opposed the planning application to demolish the hall.
- Up-date on proposed conservation area for Acocks Green from Jon Morris.
- Sgt. Mark Fellows and PC Ian Davis gave crime figures from April to meeting down 11.2% overall and answered questions. Priorities ASB and vehicle crime. Also outlined proposed Streetwatch scheme.
- Refurbishment of Acocks Green Train Station with two lifts being installed by 2014.
Thanks to the Birmingham City Councillors and representatives from other community groups who were there to keep us informed of goings on. Thanks also to the all the public came along and shared their views with the organisations. We hope you found it helpful and interesting. The next Public Meeting is Tues 30th October, more details to follow.