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  • Bike North Birmingham Spring Challenge

    By BikeNorthBrum at 10:35 on 19/02/14
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    If you're looking for an incentive to launch your greatly anticipated, but not quite started, exercise regime, or are just fed up with sitting in traffic on your commute to work while each day gets that bit brighter and warmer, then we have the perfect challenge for you! Bike North Birmingham is challenging residents in Erdington & Sutton Coldfield to cycle or walk part way or even the whole way to work, as often as you can, for...
  • Petition lands on planners' desk as homes fight rages

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
    Petitions against plans to build 5,000 homes on green belt land west of the A38 near Walmley have been submitted to planning chiefs.  (SFTS20121  025JOB 06-076_C)
    THE FIGHT to save Sutton's green belt from a 5,000-home development went a step further this week when campaigners submitted a petition to planning chiefs. The 2,000-strong petition opposing the sprawling development earmarked for land west of the A38 Sutton Coldfield bypass near Walmley and Falcon Lodge was presented to Birmingham City Council at a meeting on Tuesday by community campaigner and Sutton Vesey Labour councillor Rob...
  • So is 20mph plenty or far too slow? Have your say in person

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
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    RESIDENTS are being given the chance to have their say on multi-million pound plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on all residential roads in Sutton and Erdington at a series of drop-in meetings. Three consultation sessions have been arranged for the North Birmingham area starting next week, designed to gauge people's reactions to the proposals being put forward as part of the '20 is Plenty' campaign. The first drop-in...
  • CCTV cameras are to be installed at region's rail stations

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
    Sutton train station. These days, some stations can often be virtually unmanned out of hours.
    RAIL passengers in Sutton are to benefit from a £116,666 expansion in crime-busting CCTV cameras at train stations across the area. Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Chester Road and Blake Street stations will be fitted with the latest high definition cameras installed, beaming pin sharp images to a round-the-clock monitoring centre. It is part of a scheme to improve 24 stations across the region. The CCTV improvement package...
  • Pat on the back for second big tidy-up

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
    Residents and committee members Roy Baker, Judy Millson (chairman), Derek Durham, Vernon Brown and Derek Gasson with some of the rubbish collected.
    THE second community clear-up day in Sutton has been hailed as another success. Following on from The Wylde Green Neighbourhood Forum's first successful street clean in the summer, the group gathered again to give the area a spruce-up. Pat Brown, the secretary of WGNF, said: "It was a success, and even the rain and wind kept at bay until later in the day when we collected around nine black sacks full of rubbish from the...

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