This week I was unable to dispose of waste at Lifford Lane refuse centre. Today I’ve wrote a letter to the Labour Cabinet Member for Street Scene with FIVE practical suggestions to manage traffic flow and reduce demand.
It was also great to see Gary Sambrook MP back my campaign on Lifford Lane Refuse Centre this week, alongside fellow Conservative Councillors Adrian Delaney (Rednal & Rubery) and Cllr Debbie Clancy (Longbridge & West Heath). We’ve spoken to local residents, businesses and refuse workers who’ve explained to us the historic challenges they’ve faced managing traffic flow around the site. Everyone agrees that something needs to be done and something CAN be done should the City Council have the will to fix it.
From Thursday 11th June, only residents who have booked a slot in advance will be able to access the tip. If you have not booked a slot you WILL be turned away.
The new online booking system has been introduced to access Birmingham’s network of HRCs in recognition of the fact COVID-19 social distancing measures are set to remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Cllr Morrall said: “I wrote a letter to John’Oshea asking for the Council to implement a better system to manage the traffic, because if nothing was done, I feared that this could drastically encourage fly tipping, which is already bad enough as it is, in my Ward of Frankley Great Park.
“Local authorities such as Dudley Council have implemented an appointment system and this has been very affective and easy to implement. Many people still use the tip as they would but with social distancing and no long queues and speaking to local residents, businesses and refuse workers here in Birmingham, many have agreed with us, that an appointment system would be the best option to manage traffic at the site.
“So I am absolutely delighted to see Councillor John O’Shea back our proposals to implement a booking system at Lifford Lane to manage the historic challenges with traffic flow in the region”
Gary Sambrook MP said “I welcome the news today that the Council after campaign’s like the one run by by Cllr Simon Morrall and myself will introduce a booking system at recycling centres, such as Lifford Lane in Kings Norton. Local residents and businesses have contacted me about this issue and now with this simple solution will help reduce pressure on the roads, on the centre staff and community”.