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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)