Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.
If people don’t have an alternative they’ll simply pay the charge and nothing will change.
I rarely go inside the middle ringroad, except when I'm coming from the M6 and use the A38 Expressway to get through the centre of town and come out the other end. As that's a major route through the city without actually going into the other roads, I'd like to think they keep the A38 off the charge too. Would still screw me over as I tend to turn right and head out towards wheely's lane to then escape the rest of the A38 traffic, but I guess we'll just wait and see.
Edited: Getting my midlde and inner ringroads confused.
That’s precisely why I said I’d go further and ban cars from inside the inner ring road. We’ll still be gridlocked and poisoned on Moseley Road and Alcester Road no doubt.
They're not talking about the inner ring road (although it's not a useable "ring" anymore, most of that has gone now), but the middle one. It's a huge area that you aren't going to rid of cars in any time soon.
A few more details on this now, with probably the most important bit being:
Clean air zone charge revealed and it's not all bad for drivers
Guess I'll be trading in my 7 year old Diesel soon, which I planned to do anyway as my driving habits have changed but this will probably force me into doing it a bit sooner than I wanted too. Slightly annoying that a 7 year old Diesel doesn't meet the grade but I guess that's how the cookie crumbles.
whoever said the Black Country can't be beautiful
Gorgeous, where’s that?
Not only is the Black Country beautiful it'll soon be part of Brumbria - the new 'garden of England'
Welcome to Brumbria: should the West Midlands become a national park?
In theory I'm at the conference for this which could be interesting
edge of Kingswinford (nb I am slightly stretching the definition of Black Country) off the A449. There's a bunch of fields which often have poppies in but it's a bumper season this year. Has been getting a lot of national media attention. Got fucking soaked and stung and pricked to fuck taking the photos mind.
Be interesting to hear about that if you do go.
completely failed to make today. Depending how busy/tired I am after a ridiculously earlier meeting tomorrow, I may get along for 2 hours
This looks good
What. No Apache Indian?
Nah we had him last year lol
Last two have been quite good tbh, Steel Pulse and Freddy MacGregor.
Inner Circle. fucking hell blast from the past. well, if Shaggy is still going why not eh?
Anyone know anything about ‘The Mill’ in Digbeth? It’s a ‘new’ venue putting gigs on. I’m presuming it’s part of the old Rainbow. Is it? Which venue?? Any good?? Mogwai playing there in November!
I don’t think it’s opened yet.
City to get new bar and live music venue complete with rooftop garden
On side note anyone attending the Birmingham independent festival over the weekend at Aston hall. I’m going on Saturday and will have to starve myself I think at the prospect of all the food on offer!
Consultation drop in's regarding the clean air zone:
Also an online survey if anyone wants to give their input:
Clean Air Zone for Birmingham (consultation for individual citizens) - Birmingham City Council - Citizen Space
Looks like Network Rail are following suite in Brum as they have in London, with a number of business' operating under railway arches put into uncertainty.
The Official Brum Fest 2018 | Birmingham Festival 2018
They're making a point of calling it Alcohol Free because initially there was a Bar lined up that was taken out after objections.
Not sure if (like the Lambeth Show) you will be able to take booze into the park but otherwise it looks a good weekend especially if we get the nice weather back.
Dawn Penn still going strong
Live updates: Armed police incident at Winson Green prison
This looks quite serious. Ex inmate perhaps?
Good BBC article on the 40th anniversary of the last victim of Smallpox - in Birmingham!
How smallpox claimed its final victim
That's really sad, I should remember the case but I don't.
More CAZ debate!
Govt have kicked G4S out.
'Crisis' prison taken over by government
First thing the govt have done is move 300 of the worst offenders out to other prisons.
Not saying that G4S didn't (as usual) make a balls up of things but I get the feeling that place will be a little quiter right now.
300 dangerous criminals to be shipped out of HMP Birmingham
Separate names with a comma.