ASDA Kings Heath delivery times trial

Kings Heath High Street has been identified as one of the most polluted roads in Birmingham. That and the dangerous nature of the road has led Birmingham City Council (BCC) to search for ways to improve matters for residents.

The council is teaming up with ASDA for a trial of new delivery arrangements. During the trial, deliveries to the ASDA store in Kings Heath will be re-scheduled to take place outside peak traffic times. This will reduce the number of lorries heading along the High Street.

The store’s current delivery hours are 07:30 to 18:00 Monday to Saturday, and 09:00 to 16:00 on Sundays, bank holidays and public holidays.

The proposed changes are 06:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:00 to 18:00 on Sundays and bank holidays.

BCC and ASDA want to know what local people think of the idea. Representatives of both will be at the store on:

  • Thursday, 24 November 2016 between 3pm and 7pm.
  • Friday, 25 November 2016 between 12 noon and 7pm. Local councillors should be there from 5.30pm on Friday.

Anybody with an interest in this project can go to the store to discuss it at these times. No appointment is necessary.

More information can be obtained from:

  • Kevin Cummins, Senior Transportation Officer at Birmingham City Council (Kevin.Cummins@birmingham.gov.uk)
  • Andrew Lester, who is facilitating the sessions (alester@hardhat.co.uk)

2 thoughts on “ASDA Kings Heath delivery times trial

  1. If the plan is to deliver outside of shop hours, this may benefit delivery vehicles as they will have more car park space to manoeuvre. Whether they will have much effect on High Street traffic, may only be marginal, but it is worth a try. I have seen the damage one delivery vehicle caused to a parked car in Poplar Road, but with an empty car park, the vehicles may be able to drive straight in and not have to reverse, as at present. Careful choice of delivery times will need to be assessed, so as to not cause undue noise to sleeping residents, in Poplar Road, who live very close to the car park.
    One other major problem in Kings Heath High Street, is the lack of adequate parking, and in peak times the conflict between shoppers trying to find a parking pace, and general traffic flow. as well as vehicles trying to exit from ancillary roads. There is an ongoing vehicle problem in School Road, and parking against traffic flow, causes similar chaos.

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  2. Hi – thanks for the comment. I’ve updated the original post with details of the current delivery times and the proposed new delivery times. I understand that these details were sent out in a letter from ASDA to nearby residents. (I’ve just seen a copy of the letter, hence the late addition.)

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