Monday, 7 August 2017

Castlefields Way road closure

Work is starting today on reconstructing Castlefields Way in Aqueduct between the roundabout and Southall Road.

The work is expected to last 3 weeks and the diversion is via the Eastern Primary and round Brookside Avenue so expect an increase in traffic for a while.

The council found problems with the material under the road after I harassed them into sorting out the dip in the road at the traffic lights by Willow Bank a couple of years ago. There is a concrete slab under that section of the road which is obviously very heavy and prone to sinking over time. The rest of the road is prone to cracking caused by slippage of the substructure.

Serious assault in Blakemore

A man was seriously assaulted outside his home in Blakemore on Saturday night and is in the Queen Elizabeth hospital.

The man sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the Birmingham hospital in a critical condition. There are unsubstantiated rumours that he was stabbed during the incident but this is not the case.

Clearly this is going to be a pretty traumatic time for his family and friends living nearby but despite this there have been reports of people turning up to the house to see what they can see now that the police have left the scene. Please don't do this.

A suspect is in custody but the police would still like to hear from you if you have any information. You can contact them on 03003333000 or 101 and quote reference 736s of August 5th. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800555111 anonymously.