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FixMyStreet
Several potholes, 18th April 

18 Apr 18

There are a number of deep potholes on carriageway heading away from Yardley Wood Train Station to Robin Hood Lane.


FOI
Disposal/Demolition/Sale of low rise blocks on Silvermere Road, Sheldon (B26 3) 

18 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Stephen Booth on 18 April 2018 .


Rugby
Zippos Circus forced to move Birmingham venue because of waterlogged ground 

18 Apr 18

It is moving from Oaklands Recreation Ground in Yardley to Sheldon Rec…


Rugby
Woman cut free from car following crash with HGV in Acocks Green 

18 Apr 18

RTC happened on Olton Boulevard East on Acocks Green…


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 17th April 

17 Apr 18

The lady at 112 has put a chair out on the pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 112 Tavistock Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bed and mattress leaning on tree, 17th April 

17 Apr 18

Bed and mattress left on verge leaning on tree outside 246 and 248 dumped about a month ago Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 266 Shirley Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Light not working, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

The light between no.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on electric box, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

The elcetric box has Graffiti on it.


FOI
Disposal/Demolition/Sale of low rise blocks on Silvermere Road, Sheldon (B26 3) 

14 Apr 18

Internal review request sent to Birmingham City Council by Stephen Booth on 14 April 2018 .


Blog feature
First Timers and Record Breakers – 14 April 2018 

14 Apr 18

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Daniel GRAY 21:04 Cian DANIEL 34:21 Craig SHELDON 24:50 David RODRIGUEZ 35:00 Sam DUNN 26:16 Kellie PINSON 35:02 Cattrysse KINSEY 27:32 Spencer STOCKER 35:37 Henry COTTAM 27:49 …


Rugby
Man arrested after gunman opened fire at a Texaco petrol station 

13 Apr 18

Audi driver was injured in a shooting at Coventry Road garage in Yardley…


Rugby
Watch: Heavily armed police storm pizza and grill takeaway 

13 Apr 18

Team of officers surround Trust the Crust, off Hobmoor Road, in Yardley…


Rugby
Mum’s HSBC bank account hacked after bus robbers steal son’s iPhone 

13 Apr 18

Acocks Green mum had 400 stolen from bank account linked to schoolboy son’s phone…


FixMyStreet
Yes light out, 11th April 

11 Apr 18

Red light out on pedestrian crossing heading towards Yardley direction.


News
Rogue metal collector sought in connection with robbery in Sheldon 

11 Apr 18

Police are appealing for information after a rogue scrap metal dealer threatened a woman in Sheldon and stole her car.


Rugby
Police step up patrols after gunman opens fire at Texaco petrol station in Yardley 

11 Apr 18

Officers set to stop and search anyone in the area they suspect to be connected with violent crime spree…


FixMyStreet
Bad potholes, 11th April 

11 Apr 18

Quite a few potholes in road People double parked had to get down rise Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 121 Oakhurst Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Robber with machete targets Post Office van in Yardley 

10 Apr 18

The thief escaped in a stolen car after stealing cash from the van…


Rugby
Gunman opens fire at Texaco petrol station in Yardley – what we know so far 

10 Apr 18

Pictures from the scene show evidence markers inside the car wash at the site and also what is believed to be bullet holes…


News
Rogue metal collector sought in connection with Sheldon robbery 

10 Apr 18

POLICE are appealing for information after a suspected rogue scrap metal dealer threatened a woman in Sheldon and stole her car.


Rugby
MP Jess Phillips reveals the day she was ‘carted off by police in a riot van’ 

7 Apr 18

The MP for Yardley opens up about her brush with the law at the age of just 14…


FixMyStreet
Potholes all over roundabout and road, 7th April 

7 Apr 18

From Yardley wood road all along haunch lane around the islands at hollybank road there are potholes.


Rugby
This is why the Inn on the Green is the best pub in Birmingham 

31 Mar 18

The Acocks Green pub has been awarded the title of Birmingham Pub of the Year for last three years…


News
Yardley save the best until last to down Droitwich Spa 

30 Mar 18

YARDLEY saved their best performance of the MRHA West Midlands Division One campaign until the final day of the season with a 4-1 victory over Droitwich Spa.


Local news
Litter-Picking Champions around AG 

30 Mar 18

Our planned Litter Picking activities in March around the area were unfortunately snowed off, both times! However because people are unfortunately still dropping litter there is always a need to help keep our streets clean and tidy.


Event
Open Mic Night with the Ivy Boys, 5 Apr 2018 

29 Mar 18

5 Apr 2018 – Rock Pop at Ivy Leaf FREE The Ivy boys are running the weekly Ivy Leaf open mic night TONIGHT and every Thursday from around 8:50pm to 11:30 pm.


FixMyStreet
Car parked partly on yellow line for 4 weeks. Causes congestion at peak times., 29th March 

29 Mar 18

This Golf has parked outside Clare Court for 4 weeks today.


News
Vodaphone hands appeal to planning inspectorate over Yardley Wood Road mast 

28 Mar 18

DEVELOPERS are attempting to overturn a decision to install a mobile phone mast on Yardley Wood Road.


Rugby
Pictured: The dangerous school minibus ‘driven by disqualified motorist’ 

28 Mar 18

Police stop vehicle at school in Yardley Wood, minutes before seven children picked…


FixMyStreet
Eyesore flytipped bags on footpath by the island, 27th March 

27 Mar 18

Its been there for 10 days now about 5 white bags must of come from the shops clear it up please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 401 Sheldon Heath Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
A Bloomin’ Success 

26 Mar 18

Thanks to everyone who came along to Yet Another Bloomin’ Good Night, the fund raising event for Acocks Green Village in Bloom.


FOI
Disposal/Demolition/Sale of low rise blocks on Silvermere Road, Sheldon (B26 3) 

22 Mar 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Stephen Booth on 22 March 2018 .


News
Footage released after man cons his way into a house and steals wallet 

21 Mar 18

Incident happened on Clay Lane in Acocks Green…


FixMyStreet
Trees, 20th March 

20 Mar 18

Overgrown trees.


Rugby
Untaxed £110k luxury supercar seized by cops in Sheldon 

20 Mar 18

Police tweeted a picture of the pricey motor after it was stopped on Tuesday…


FixMyStreet
A bed frame on the grass verge – flytipping, 19th March 

19 Mar 18

Flytipping of a bad frame, I did report this a few days ago through the council website but it is still here.


FixMyStreet
Yet again flytipping., 16th March 

16 Mar 18

Dumped bike.


News
Morrisons in cashpoint scam alert after ‘fake card cover’ placed on ATM 

15 Mar 18

Eagle-eyed customer spotted the suspected scamming device outside the Sheldon store…


News
Boy seriously injured in Sheldon collision 

14 Mar 18

A BOY received trauma care from ambulance staff before being airlifted to hospital following a collision with a car in Sheldon this afternoon.


Rugby
Boy airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Sheldon 

14 Mar 18

The young victim suffered serious head and leg injuries in the collision…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on utility cabinet, 14th March 

14 Mar 18

Several utility cabinets with graffiti on – 1 in Chilton Road 2 in School Road between Cleeve Road and Priory Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Chilton Road, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet…


FOI
Disposal/Demolition/Sale of low rise blocks on Silvermere Road, Sheldon (B26 3) 

13 Mar 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Stephen Booth on 13 March 2018 .


Local news
Yet Another Bloomin’ Good Night 

13 Mar 18

Back by popular demand! Come and support Village in Bloom whilst having a great night out on your doorstep.


Blog feature
Celebrating Barbara! 

11 Mar 18

We’re wishing mums of all species a Happy Mother’s Day today – especially our first-time mum Barbara, the black lemur.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned car, 10th March 

10 Mar 18

Car has two flat tyres seems to have been abandoned for several weeks.


Local news
Great British Spring Clean 2018- rescheduled Sunday 18th March 

9 Mar 18

Because of the snowy weather these planned events have been rescheduled for Sunday 18th March at 10am.


News
Acocks Green school uses anonymous app to tackle bullying 

9 Mar 18

Over 100 reported bullying cases at an Acocks Green school have been resolved with the help of an anonymous support app.


Event
Mind, Breath & Meditation: An Introduction, 10 Mar 2018 

8 Mar 18

10 Mar 2018 – Workshop at South Yardley Library (suitable for under 18s) Come and experience the benefits of meditation and breathing techniques at our introduction workshop to the world-renowned Happiness Programme.


FixMyStreet
Number of potholes, 8th March 

8 Mar 18

This road is always full of potholes we now have an issue where they are so close together you cannot avoid them damaging our cars Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 49 Whitecroft Road, Sheldon…


FixMyStreet
Yardley Wood Road – Graffiti On Road Bridge., 8th March 

8 Mar 18

The road bridge above the canal on Yardley Wood Road next to the bus depot has graffiti on it front and side near to the car park for the bus depot.


Blog music
Birmingham’s music community steps for-Wards 

7 Mar 18

City-wide project announces 24 community groups.


FixMyStreet
Broken Fence, 6th March 

6 Mar 18

Broken fence on yardley rd on canal bridge, quite dangerous especially for a young child Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Yardley Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Sheldon man jailed after police found an illegal gun and bullets in his car 

5 Mar 18

A SHELDON man has been jailed for firearms offences after police found an illegal gun and bullets in his car last year.


Local news
Save Acocks Green Police Station! — Acocks Green Focus Group 

5 Mar 18

Acocks Green Police Station by Mike Byrne Under a new plan put forward by West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner Acocks Green Police Station is under threat of closure in order to save money spent on police in the West Midlands.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti on the postbox, 4th March 

4 Mar 18

The is graffiti on the postbox on the corner of The Vineries at the Barn Lane / Lincoln Road North junction.


Local news
Save Acocks Green Police Station! 

2 Mar 18

Acocks Green Police Station by Mike Byrne Under a new plan put forward by  West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner Acocks Green Police Station is under threat of closure in order to save money spent on police in the West Midlands.


FixMyStreet
Dumped black bags, 2nd March 

2 Mar 18

These bags were dumped here.


FixMyStreet
Disgusting, 28th February 

28 Feb 18

Two 1ton builders bags dumped on the footpath.


Rugby
Man arrested after armed police raid Sheldon home 

27 Feb 18

He was detained on suspicion of cultivating cannabis…


News
Callous burglars attack 96-year-old POW inside his Yardley home 

26 Feb 18

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a prisoner of war was attacked during a burglary at his Yardley home.