Birmingham Mela Road Closures


The annual Big John’s Birmingham Mela comes to Cannon Hill Park this Sunday 12th August.  Following the horrendous parking issues that occurred last year Izzy sent a report and photographs to the Mela committee, Moseley Forum and local Councillors. 

As a result the organising committee have informed us that:

A new locally based traffic management company – UK Traffic Solutions will deal with the road closures. Road closures will be from 10am to 9pm although the Mela is scheduled from midday to 8pm.

The licence is for 20,000 attendees at any given time.

Local residents should have received a letter through the door which will have their pass for their car for the day. This will also have the phone number for any complaints or compliments on the day. 

There will be three supervisors, each equipped with radios, two staff on each of the large road closures and they too will have radios.

Four Civil Enforcement Officers have been appointed to work during the peak period and cover the Edgbaston Road/Cannon Hill Road area  . They will start earlier than last year so that they can get a strong message of enforcement out earlier in the day.We are going to

Barriers will be placed along  Edgbaston Road to stop people parking on the pavement

A new company has been engaged to deal with litter after the event. More bins, skips and more people have been hired for this. 

Noise levels will be monitored during the event.

More details of road closures etc can be found here:  Birmingham City Council events

More details of the event can be found here: Big John’s Mela website


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