November 2020 newsletter
Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the Brum Breathes newsletter
Put your questions to the team
Have questions about the Clean Air Zone? Join us for a free webinar in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to hear how you and your business can get ready for the launch of the zone on 1 June 2021. Sign up now for the webinar which will take place on Friday, 6 November from 9am to 10am.
One company’s journey to compliance
Meet Julian Pottinger of Little Pot Transport in Oldbury which provides transport and freight services across the UK. Since first hearing about Clean Air Zones, Julian has been working hard to adopt a “forward thinking and progressive” approach and now owns a fleet of vehicles which are 100% Euro 6 standard and compliant with the Birmingham Clean Air Zone. Find out how he did it by watching a short video with Julian.
Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring
Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot. The buses are being manufactured by Wrightbus and operated by National Express.
Listen again to the discussion
Following the announcement of the Clean Air Zone launch date, Cllr Waseem Zaffar, the council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, joined the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce CEO Paul Faulkner for a podcast. If you missed it, you can listen again now online
Selly Oak roadworks expected to complete before Christmas
The work is part of the Selly Oak New Road (SONR) Phase 1B scheme, consisting of highway improvements to the Selly Oak Triangle. It will deliver improved access to the University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth hospital site and retail parks in Selly Oak, and support the regeneration of Bournbrook and Selly Oak local centre. A major milestone for the scheme will be changes in how traffic moves around the junction, and Harborne Lane will be operating as a dual carriageway with traffic in both directions from the evening of 25 October.
The Digbeth Restricted Parking Zone
From Monday 2 November on-street parking restrictions will be enforced in Digbeth, including permit parking only, pay-by-phone parking for short-term stays, loading bay provisions and areas of no waiting (double yellow lines). If you live or work in the area you may be eligible for a parking permit.
If you haven’t already done so, check our website to find out if your vehicle will be charged and if so, whether you are eligible for any of the temporary exemptions or financial incentives.