CCNF Chairman, John McDermott, pens the recent activities.
The Metro works continue. The current Utilities work compounds at various points on Broad Street will be in place through to May. They are for the changes to utility pipes ahead of the main Metro track laying.
A section of Granville Street between Broad Street and Tennant Street will need to be closed, for the same reason, between 23 April and 19th May. These dates will be confirmed via information provided by Midland Metro Alliance.
Dependant on the required statutory consultation the direction of flow of traffic in Gas Street and Berkley Street will be reversed between 4th and the 19th April and work will begin on modifications to the junction between Gas Street and Holliday Street.
The Canal Tunnel beneath Broad Street is currently on schedule to open again on 15th March following the strengthening works.
The Salvage Turn Bridge that links the canal towpath to The Cube and the Mailbox was closed by The Cube Management without notice and no effective alternative signage. Last Wednesday several members of the BCCNF Committee represented residents at a meeting to complain about the cavalier way that this closure had been handled. I am pleased to say that, following resident and BID pressure, the bridge was reopened on Tuesday 26th February.
At a meeting of the Ladywood Ward Forum on Wednesday the Council presented their Central Ladywood Regeneration plans. Details will be available shortly on our website: brumcitycentre.com.
On Thursday the Convention Quarter Resident Alliance, at their meeting, heard updates about the bus gate in Sheepcote Street, Access issue to the Crest Nicholson site in Sherbourne Street and a licensing issue regarding a local supermarket. They also agreed a working group to look at the possibility of making the area a low traffic neighbourhood.