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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Do you support the Proposals?

Do you have other thoughts for improving and managing the park in future?

You Said

100% of people supported the Proposals

Park should be better lit, improved accesses; and with more events, and activities, coffee van to draw people in, and make the park feel safer.  Ideas included art pop ups, Chelsea display site, tai chi, part of City centre trail, yoga, CBSO concerts.  

One person wanted to get involved in the Park User Group

There were many comments about the ongoing Anti Social Behaviour, and one comment that the black railings were intimidating.


We Did

Lighting to the park has been improved now already. Some repairs to  colonnade floodlights are ongoing.

The first Park User Group has met and reviewed consultation and proposals; and includes local people keen to help improve the space.

Other Phase 1 improvements will now proceed to delivery to improve attractiveness, access, and safety of the Park. The CCTV scheme is still at feasibility stage.  Use of the Park for other events / displays will be encouraged amongst different Council departments.

We Asked

For comments on proposals for the highway changes in Perry Barr in support of the wider regeneration of the area.

You Said

1577 individuals responded to the consultation via BeHeard and 13 responses were received separately from key stakeholders and businesses/ organisation.

Analysis of the consultation responses identified key themes and concerns from local individuals and organisations including:

  • 81% of respondents do not support the proposed changes to the A34 Walsall Road/ A453 Aldridge Road junction layout as:
    • Some respondents felt there would be an incease in congestion as a result of removing the flyover; and
    • Some respondents felt there would be negative air quality impacts as a result of this proposed scheme.
  • 61% of respondents do not support the proposed changes to the A34/ A4040 junction layout changes as:
    • Some respondents felt there would be an increase in congestion as a result of introducing traffic lights leading to a delay to journeys.
  • 46% of respondents do not support the A34 cycle route extension as:
    • Some respondents felt that the cycle route extension would be a waste of money as it is not currently well used.

We Did

The Council has thoroughly read and analysed each response to the consultation. The consultation report will be presented to Cabinet on 15 October 2019, where the scheme's Full Business Case (FBC) will be considered and a decision made.

Following on from the feedback received during consultation, some elements of the scheme will be reviewed during detailed design. These include:

  • Providing more priority for cyclists at side roads along the A34 route;
  • Cyclist crossing movements at signalised junctions; and
  • Access to the Probation Office and Regina Drive on the western side of Walsall Road.
  • Consideration will be given to allowing vehicular traffic to turn right from Church Road to Aldridge Road to assist with traffic management.

Council responses to key issues raised are detailed in section 4.6.1 of the consultation report.

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the school organisation proposal to establish a nursery class at Colebourne Primary School.

You Said

We received one reponse to the consultation which was in favour of the proposal.

We Did

The decision makers have approved the proposal to establish a nursery class at Colebourne Primary School with effect from 1st September 2019.

A link to the decision report can be found on this web page.

Thank you