Damage caused to Daffodil Park


I have been concerned by the damage that has been caused to the grassed areas of ‘Daffodil Park’, which runs alongside the River Rea and cycle route, off Tessall Lane.

This has been caused by emergency repair works being undertaken by Network Rail, in liaison with Birmingham City Council and the Environment Agency, on the River Rea to prevent the river from impacting on the railway.

Several constituents have been in touch with me about the condition of the park and my office, along with Councillor Brett O’Reilly and local Labour campaigners Carmel Corrigan and Olly Armstrong, have been in contact with Network Rail to raise concerns regarding the state of the park.

Network Rail have promised to restore the affected area of Daffodil Park as soon as possible once the works are complete. It is important these works are completed in a timely manner in order to restore the park to its original condition so that local residents can enjoy the park.

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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