Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Road safety on Edward Road

Last night I addressed a meeting organised by Balsall Heath Forum to discuss issues relating to highways and general traffic problems. It was very well attended with near 60 members of the public present, plus Councillor Ishtiaq, representatives from the city council and the Police.

Among other issues, residents expressed ongoing concerns about road safety on Edward Road. Shopkeepers also complained that the double yellow lines are affecting their trade, causing shoppers to park in the already crowded side streets.

At the conclusion of the meeting there were two resolutions proposed and adopted by all those present;

1) To present the issues raised to the Sparkbrook Ward meeting on Tuesday 16th March in order that they can be formally considered.

2) To convene a local group who will consider all the issues and begin to prepare long term cohesive solutions. Those plans will then be presented for discussion at another open meeting in approximately 2 months time.

Photo is from a story in the Birmingham Mail of local councillor, local residents and Balsall Heath Forum wardens raising concerns about road safety on Edward Road.