Welcome to the website of the Beacon Street Area Residents' Association ("BSARA"). The aim of BSARA is to represent the views of local residents and lobby local officials on their behalf. Over the years we have developed a constructive working relationship with local officials at City, District, and County levels.
Our association was formed in 2002 following a spate of anti-social behaviour, litter problems and concerns over increased traffic speeds and volumes. This included vandalism to parked vehicles and property.
Anybody living in the Beacon Street area is welcome to join our Association. We hold public meetings as required and invite the public to attend our AGM and put questions to local officials. We publish a news letter twice a year to inform residents of topical issues.
I am pleased to report that levels of anti-social behaviour have reduced and the number of crimes reported to police has fallen dramatically. Police Community Support Officers have improved links with local residents and the police, supermarkets, publicans and local government are working more effectively to contain binge drinking and the sale of alcohol and fireworks to minors.
Traffic remains an ongoing concern, but limited progress has been made on local issues. This is an area that BSARA remains concerned about, especially given the Council’s plans to expand Lichfield.
BSARA is involved with the Beacon Park Friends group which is a conduit to park management.
In the year ahead BSARA expects to be heavily involved in the consultation the Local Development Framework regarding the proposed 8,000 new houses.
Thus BSARA can achieve worthwhile objectives, both through lobbying and as a group voice – known now to local councils, schools, businesses, the police, community groups and bloggers and to the press.
Bob Smith – Chairman