Goosemoor Lane News
(Unofficial news for Goosemoor Lane, Short Heath, Erdington, Birmingham B23, United Kingdom)

Monday 5th October 2015 Edition

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2 road accidents on Goosemoor Lane in the last few days;

Erdington crash biker thrown 100ft by impact - a biker injured in a crash in Erdington was thrown almost 100ft by the impact. The man, believed to be in his 20's, was left with head and leg injuries following a collision with a car at the junction of Sycamore Road and Goosemoor Lane.

It happened just after 3pm on Friday (2/10/2015).

Police officers gave the motorcyclist emergency first aid until paramedics arrived. He was airlifted to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a head injury, stomach pain, a fractured upper leg and knee and a suspected fractured pelvis. The car driver of the car, a man in his 60's, was shaken but unhurt.

More -

(Part of a stone garden wall on Sycamore Road at that junction was knocked down by that one)

An accident on Gravelly Lane was partially blocking the road at the Goosemoor Lane junction

That was on Monday 5/10/2015 at around 8.30am.

Source -

This reported LOST CAT has been found!

(Sorry for the poor quality - the laminated original pic is confusing my scanner)

HUGO - was lost since 21st July froom Anstey Fields, Erdington - not many turn up, so some success theree.

The Goosemoor Lane pavement has been marked with white paint at several points indicating pending repairs

TV Shows To Look Out For This Week

  Channel Time Synopsis

Wolves v Huddersfield

Sky Sports 1 12pm Live game
Crystal Palace v WBA BT Sport 1 12pm Live game
Inside Africa CNN 5.30pm Profile
CNN Marketplace - Africa CNN 1.45am Profile
CNN Marketplace - Middle East CNN 5.45pm Profile
Your News News 24 11.30pm Viewer's news stories
Road Wars Pick TV 10pm Cameras follow police
World's Untold Stories CNN 5.30pm Off-beat tales

Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury

BBC 4 7:30pm The Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Gangs of Britain with Gary & Martin Kemp

 CI 12am Birmingham

Aston Villa - Time of Our Lives

Sky Sports 5 2pm European Cup 1982 is discussed
Road Wars Pick TV 10pm Cameras follow police
Newswatch BBC News 24 8.45pm Examination of BBC News coverage
Road Wars Pick TV 10pm Cameras follow police
Daily, Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun etc      
World News Today BBC 4 7pm International news
Learning Zone BBC 2 0.00am
Community Channel - -
4 Learning Channel 4 0.00am
Central News ITV 1 6pm
Midlands Today BBC 1 6.30pm
BBC Local TV - -

(See the Games Page for more community broadcasters' details under the Radio/TV section).

Rugby Union World Cup - local websites - if you want to get involved - because we clearly need a better team!
Aldridge Rugby Football Club,
Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club,
Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club,
Birmingham Barbarians, Perry Barr,
Birmingham Bulls RFC (gay),
Birmingham Rugby (info page),
Bournville Rugby Club,
Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club,
Camp Hill Rugby Football Club, Shirley (NOT Digbeth), Solihull,
East Midlands Rugby Union,
Harborne Rugby Club,
Kings Norton Rugby Football Club,
Lordswood Dixonians Rugby Football Club, Edgbaston,
Moseley Rugby Club,
Moseley Women's Rugby,
Old Saltleians, Water Orton,
Old Yardleians RFC, Solihull,
Rugby Football Union,
Rugby Monkeys (basic classes for the very young), Streetly, Quinton, Moseley, Solihull,
Scrum Queens - England webpage (women),
Silhillians RUFC, Solihull,
Spartans Rugby Club, Sutton,
Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club,
Veseyans Rugby Club, Sutton,
Warley Rugby Club,
Wooden Spoon (children's charity),

In case anyone wants to commit `sacrilege' and play Rugby League in Birmingham, here is the club which does - Birmingham Bulldogs,

MISSING cat - Bilbo

Missing since Wednesday September 16th. He is a friendly tabby with white chest, nose and paws. We would be grateful if you could check your garden, shed or garage.

Any information, please call - 0121 350 5146

Alcohol Licence Application - Jerrys Lane Shop

Premises Name

One Stop

Premises Type

Premises Address 27 - 31 Jerrys Lane, Erdington, Birmingham B23 5NX

Ward Name


Representation Start Date


Representation End Date


Birmingham City Council - Licensing Section, Crystal Court, Aston Cross Business Village, 50 Rocky Lane, Aston, B6 5RQ

Tel: 0121 303 9896. Fax: 0121 303 9982. Textphone: 0121 303 1119 -

More -

£8million homes plan in Erdington given the go ahead - land at rear of Jarvis Road

From Erdington Conservatives - the former Court Lane Allotments site - update;

"We are writing to update you on the latest regarding the disused half of the former allotments behind Jarvis Road and Baldmoor Lake Road. As you will recall from previous letters the Council have planning permission to build around 116 houses and bungalows on the land with an access road for part of it off Jarvis Road by Stokesay House and part from Baldmoor Lake Road. The Council is now submitting a 'reserved matters' planning application. This does not cover whether they can build on the land, as they already have permission, this just deals with the look of the houses and style of the public realm and new public open space area. We have included a map of the planned layout overleaf for your information.

There will be an officer briefing at the next Erdington Ward meeting for residents who want to find out more information or ask any questions. The ward meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th March, 7.30pm at Erdington Court Sports Club, Bowling Green Close, off Goosemoor Lane.

As we have more information we will update residents further. If in the meantime we can help with anything else then please let us know."

Yours Sincerely

Cllr Gareth Moore
CIIr Bob Beauchamp
Cllr Robert Alden

Erdington Websites Recently Added To The Links Page
Centre Point Print, 73 Gravelly Lane,
Kimbellino’s Coffee Shop (cafe), 302 Short Heath Road (junction with Streetly Road), Erdington
Darrel Vince Photography, 36 Jerrys Lane, Erdington, B23 5NX,
Inspirational Gallery, 394 Boldmere Road,
Pizza Bay, 181 Gravelly Lane,
Cinderellas Beauty Salon, 24 - 26 Kingfisher Road (Witton Lodge Circle), B23 5DH,
Hall's Garden Centre/Garden Room, 211 Chester Road (opposite the Court Lane junction),
Square Deal Car Spares, 182 Gravelly Lane,
Shape Property, 71 Gravelly Lane,
Erdington Market, Barnabas Road,
Allie Cakes, Perry Common,
The Booksmith (book shop), 3 Marston Road (by Chester Road Station),
CG Computing, Florence Road,
Royal Oak Public House, Marsh Lane,
Net Perry Common Pentecostal Church, Erdington,
Club Umoja (members-only club for African Caribbeans), Slade Road, Stockland Green, B23 7RJ,
North Birmingham Social,
Friends Of Witton Lakes (FOWL),
Stockland Green Ward,
Stockland Green Community Leisure Centre,
Stockland Green History Group,

Action 4 Bullying (works with young people aged 11 - 19 who are affected by bullying),
Bromford private members club,
St Chad's Church Centre,
Erdington Market, Barnabas Road,
Pens of Erdington (creative writing),
Friends of Spring Lane Playing Fields,

66/66a and 15a/c bus routes have changed. From Erdington Conservatives;

"We have been made aware that National Express (a private bus company), which runs the 66/66a bus routes, has announced changes to them to take affect from the 29th August 2015. This will see the 66a no longer operate. The 66a route ran from Sutton Goldfield, Lower Parade to Six Ways Erdington via Boldmere, Park Hotel and Goosemoor Lane. This service ran every 30 minutes. The service is being replaced by a new number 15 route which will go in a circular route of Erdington, Six Ways, Eachelhurst Rd, Penns Lane, Good Hope, Sutton Coldfield, Parade, Boldmere, Park Hotel, Goosemoor Lane and back to Erdington, Six Ways. The return of the bus route going to Good Hope hospital is welcome as we had been taking residents requests to National Express since it was removed two years ago, however National Express have decided the route will only be hourly now as well."

They have started a petition -

Labour are complaining about the 15 bus now too;

"Reducing the frequency of the new number 15 route will have a significant impact on non-car owners and the elderly. Your local Labour team have launched a petition calling for National Express to run the service every half hour instead of hourly."

More -

The new timetable -

Nominate for the Stockland Green Community Awards 2015 -

(There is no deadline given on that page)

Keep Left Signs Update
(Some of this damage may be accidental/high winds, not vandalism).
One on the bend of Goosemoor Lane and Court Lane is uprooted - fixed. The one at the Court Lane junction is loose - I'll report it.

The Refugee/Migrant Crisis
Here are the websites from the Link Page - personally I think Westminster's algoriithm on the topic is more about trying to wrong-foot each other rather than solve the innate problem. I'm reminded of how Margaret Thatcher kept winning General Elections against a background of mass unemployment - proving that failing to solve a key problem is no bar to winning Elections as long as you simply wrong-foot the Party Opposite. So watch that algorithm play itself out over the intractable Syria.

Aspire (assisting asylum-seekers), Birmingham,
Association for the Economic and Sociocultural Development of Africa (helping migrants etc),
Asylum and Immigration Tribunal,

Asylum Support And Immigration Resource Team, Small Heath
Asylum Magazine,

Birmingham Is Our Home (positive contributions which migration can make to our city),
British Future (identity and integration, migration and opportunity),
Cancer Equality (black and minority ethnic and refugee communities),
Celebrating Sanctuary (Birmingham refugee site),
Disabled Action Group (disabled refugees), Birmingham,
Employability Forum (employment for refugees),
Independent Asylum Commission,
Legacy WM (recording the heritage of the post war migrant communities),

Migrant Voice (developing the skills and confidence of asylum seekers and refugees etc),
Migrants' Rights Network,
National Refugee Integration Forum,
Refugee Action, Nechells,
Refugee Council,

Refugee Legal Centre, Birmingham,
Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC), Black Country,
Refugees Into Business,
Restore (Birmingham Churches Supporting Refugees),
United Nations Association UK,
Welcome To Birmingham (for asylum-seekers etc),

West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (for migrants, asylum-seekers etc),

WHEELIE BIN CHAOS. From Erdington Conservatives;

"Gareth, Robert and Bob have described the recent wheelie bin roll out as a 'nightmare' following many residents across Erdington having two months of missed collections and failed assisted collections. Since wheelie bins have been introduced locally Robert, Gareth and Bob have dealt with hundreds of requests for help with missed collections and assisted collections. Bob said "Robert, Gareth and I are in daily contact with the depot to try and get these unacceptable problems resolved for local residents. We continue to bring this up with the senior officers and cabinet members, demanding action for residents". Robert has been helping residents across Court Farm, eg on Court Farm Road, to get their refuse collected following the failing roll out of wheelie bins."

Orchard Road, Erdington B24 9JD (
mob) 07557 287 435

Recent Street-Lamp News
Lamp 17 Goosemoor Lane was out (opposite the Kirkwood Avenue junction) but is now back on

Lamps 5 and 7 Littlecote Drive are out - from the Council - "Lamp columns at the above location are not on land which is Highway Maintained at Public Expense (HMPE) and does not form part of the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service. I have therefore referred your enquiry to the Highways Team at Birmingham City Council to establish ownership and responsibility and they will respond to you"

Lamp 7 Jerrys Lane baseplate was off - fixed

Lamps 4, 10 and 19 on Somerton Drive all had some drama or other with them - fixed except that Number 19 still has a bushy tree obscuring it

Lamp 3 Amber Court blinks - reported

Lamp 1A Jerrys Lane is still out

Unnumbered lamps on St George Avenue still out

Didn't take long, one of the solar park-lights has had oil poured over it. Still works though.

Lamp P6 on the Top Croft estate (by what is coined the North Maisonette Block) is still out, reported again.

Lamp PAA1 (or something) at the side of the South Block on Top Croft - is missing it's head!

At the bottom of Court Lane between Short Heath Road and Marsh Lane is an alley with a lamp obscured by shrubbery etc. Reported.

The specific Council webpage for reporting broken lamps etc is - or ring 0121 303 6000 or email -

Chester Road crash (by Grange Road). No-one hurt.