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Post Offices on the move

I’ve received word from Post Office Ltd that two of our local Post Offices are on the move to new locations, albeit just a short distance away from their current homes.

The Heath Way branch will move just a few doors up from 209 Heath Way to the Costcutter supermarket at 197-199 Heath Way, with effect from 19 March.  The office will be open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday, providing the same wide range of services available at the previous branch, but with the addition of a Car Tax service.  Some Post Office products will also be available from the main shop counter, each day of the week (including Sundays) from 6am to 11pm.

Meanwhile, the Lea Village branch will be crossing the Kitts Green Road and relocating to the Loco store, opposite its present location.  Post Office products and services will be provided from the main retail counter each day from 7am to 11pm, with effect from 23 March.


Works planned for Kitts Green Road

I’ve just received notice that part of Kitts Green Road is set to be resurfaced, in the next phase of upgrades and repairs to our local roads network.

Work on resurfacing the stretch of road that runs from Lea Village roundabout to The Meadway is expected to start during the week ending 1 March 2013 and will take up to ten nights to complete. The team have to work on this road at night because it would cause congestion or access problems if it were to be closed during the day. They will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum but inevitably the work will cause some disruption.

Whilst surfacing operations are being carried out the section of road affected will be entirely closed to ALL traffic. If you require access for medical/personal reasons, please contact 0121 303 6644 (option 2), to discuss how access can be arranged. Pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access for emergency vehicles.

The team also need to ensure that vehicles are not parked on the road during these hours. Any cars left on the road will be removed by the City Council Parking Enforcement Team, which could include a cost to the owner. They will help you with access where possible if you contact them prior to the works starting, by calling 0121 303 6644 (option 2).

Changes made to Kitts Green pedestrian safety scheme

Back in December, I posted details of a proposed pedestrian improvement scheme on the Glebe and Kitts Green Road.  You can read my original article here.

The proposals generated quite a bit of debate, with residents and shopkeepers making some important points about the practicalities of the planned changes.  As a result, the Council have now made some revisions, which you can see on this updated plan.

Work is now starting on the scheme, which should help to improve pedestrian safety at this busy location.

Pedestrian improvements proposed for the Glebe junction

The Council’s Highways team have just published plans to improve access for pedestrians at the junction of Glebe Farm Road, Kitts Green Road, Audley Road and Church Lane.

The proposed improvements include:

  • “Build outs” at the junction of Glebe Farm Road and Church Lane.  These will include dropped kerb crossing points and tactile paving.
  • Bollards on Kitts Green Road and Church Lane.
  • Parking bays on Kitts Green Road.

You can view a plan of the proposals by clicking here.

The Council is currently consulting with local residents about these plans.  If you have any comments, please email them to