Wylde Green Residents Meeting

Another packed Wylde Green residents meeting and Neighbourhood Forum AGM updating residents on another very active year by the forum and holding the election of committee members for the coming year. We also discussed local matters in Wylde Green including waste, planning applications, crime, parking, a Q&A from our MP Andrew Mitchell and briefing from New Hall Police.

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Opening of John Taylor Hospice Store in Wylde Green

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As the Local Councillor for Wylde Green, I had the delight of being present for the opening of the new John Taylor Hospice charity store in the ward and saying a few words to those who were present about the valuable work the hospice does. It was a pleasure to have been a part of it all alongside John Taylor’s Lead Nurse, Jody Thompson, who had the honour of cutting the ribbon, and the CEO of the hospice, Penny Venables.

John Taylor Hospice has been providing expert ‘Taylor-made’ end of life care for families in Birmingham since 1910.

You can visit the charity shop on 370 Birmingham Road, it is open Monday-Saturday between 9am-5pm.


Safety on our roads

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I was delighted to submit to Council a petition of some 4,404 names calling for safety improvements to a junction near a secondary school. This junction has seen many accidents, cars turned over, speeding, and is used by thousands of school children.

Our first priority should be to ensure the safety of our children and residents, and the voice of residents should not be ignored. Many people have said how dangerous this junction is, how fast cars drive down it and how a life is waiting to be lost. I hope that residents will be heard before it is too late.

With students, residents and road users I call on the council to make the necessary funding available to make this junction safe for all users.