Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tackling anti-social behaviour on the Glebe

Residents of the Glebe Farm area are being asked to share their views on plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order.

Public Space Protection Orders give the police additional powers to target groups of people causing anti-social behaviour, those who are under the influence of drink, drugs or so-called “legal highs” and people riding unlicensed and off road vehicles in a dangerous and anti social manner.  A similar order was recently put in place in the Shard End neighbourhood, following a series of complaints from local residents.

You can find out more about the plans and have your say by following this link.


No changes planned to 55A bus service

A number of concerned residents have been in touch regarding rumours that the 55A bus service, which provides a vital link across the Yorkswood area, is about to be changed or cancelled.

I checked this out with National Express, the bus company who run the service and have now had confirmation that there are no plans to change the 55A.  This is good to hear, especially after the fight we had to get the service introduced after a disastrous reorganisation of local bus routes five years ago.

Here’s the full text of the email I received from National Express:

From: National Express []
Sent: 19 February 2016 13:28
To: Councillor John Cotton
Subject: Our Ref NXWM/81888-12

19 February 2016

Dear John

Thank you for your enquiry.

We are not aware of any changes being made to the 55A bus route.

Thank you for contacting us.

Best wishes


Customer Liaison Officer

Another great opportunity at Shard End Youth Centre

SE Youth Centre

Public Space Protection Order now in force