Shabana has written alongside Councillor Lee Marsham to Birmingham City Council regarding matchday parking.
Residents who live in Nechells face parking misery and traffic chaos on matchdays when Aston Villa are playing at Villa Park.
Repairs and installations costing thousands have pounds have been damaged by illegal traders and rogue parking attendants.
In their letter to the Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Deborah Cadman, Shabana and Lee have called for an action plan to tackle the problem.
You can read the letter in full below.
Letter to Birmingham City Council
Dear Deborah, Craig,
We are writing to you about the ongoing issues many of our residents in Nechells face on match days when Aston Villa are playing at Villa Park. With issues such as ASB, illegal trading, damage to open green spaces, litter and parking which blight the lives of our residents.
Although there have been some installations and repairs costing thousands of pounds and improvements in parking enforcement, sadly it is nowhere near enough and we need a renewed partnership between numerous Council departments and West Midlands Police.
We are therefore calling on the Council to create an action plan around the the following actions.
- An increase in deployment of CEOs to enforce poor or illegal parking on or across double yellows, pavements and in the matchday parking resident schemes backed up by support of the Police
- Trading standards to stop people making money who are allowing cars to park on Council owned land which is also ruining green spaces.
- A prevention plan on how parking will be stopped on all green spaces and Council owned land.
- All trip rails and bollards to be repaired on Gladstone Street, Park Road North, Church Lane opposite the shops and on Queens Road as a matter of urgency.
- An increase in the number of bins in the area.
- Better coordinated street cleaning immediately after all games.
- An agreement that a consultation on an expanded match day parking scheme to be paid for by Aston Villa as per planning conidiations following planning permission granted to stadium redevelopment to take place as soon as practically possible.
- A crackdown by the Police on people urinating against the walls of peoples homes and shops
- A report to be shared with us both on which roads were visited by CEOs and how many fines issues after every matchday.
- Regular updates on the action plan to tackle the above issues.
We look forward to hearing from you on how the Council in partnership with West Midlands Police will be tackling the highlighted problems as a matter of urgency.
Shabana Mahmood MP
Cllr Lee Marsham