Cleaning Up Our City


The Edgbaston Conservative Campaign team joined Adam from Harborne for a joint Edgbaston/Harborne ward litter pick along part of the Harborne Walkway this morning (the boundary between the two wards). Conservatives Cleaning Up Our City.





Half Marathon In Edgbaston

The Great Birmingham Run (half marathon) is currently in full swing, with the route going through a number of roads in Edgbaston.

Here are some pictures from Highfield Rd, about a mile from the finish.

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The lead car

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The leading man

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The leading woman.

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Second place man

Well done to everyone taking part!

Campaigning In Edgbaston


The Edgbaston Conservative Campaign Team were out in the sunshine delivering our new Autumn In Touch in the ward today.

Road Closures In Edgbaston

Don’t forget the Great Birmingham Run is taking place on Sunday October 16th 2016.

The route travels through Edgbaston so a number of areas of Edgbaston will be subject to road closures.

Those affected should have received a leaflet through their door a couple of weeks ago, but if you need more information about the times when affected roads are closing and re-opening, please go to

Meanwhile good luck to everyone planning on taking part!

World Ballet Day

Busy day for me today with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Board Meeting followed by watching the performance of their fantastic and stunning new ballet “The Tempest”at Birmingham Hippodrome, and all – very appropriately – on World Ballet Day!


Amazing show – I highly recommend it!

Resounding Result At Roman Way

A busy evening in the ward tonight. While Cllr Matt Bennett was attending the monthly Woodview Residents’ Association meeting, Cllr Fergus Robinson and I went to the Learning Hub for the counting of the votes in the Roman Way reballot.

Over the past few weeks, residents have been voting on whether they wanted to continue having their estate run by a Tenant Management Organisation, or whether they wanted to revert to management by the City Council.

All the votes cast had been collected into a sealed ballot box, which Fergus ceremonially cut open.

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The votes were then counted by an independent adjudicator.

The result was a resounding success for the TMO with 93% of those who voted, electing to stay with the TMO. 42% of those eligible to vote, took part in the ballot.

Congratulations to the TMO for winning such a resounding vote of confidence in their organisation, and here’s to another successful five years for the Roman Way TMO.




Citizenship At KEHS


Delighted to go to KEHS in Edgbaston Park Rd this afternoon to talk about Citizenship and decision making to the girls.

They will now be embarking on a project which will involve them in decision making, and I look forward to seeing the results of their endeavours at the end of this school term.