Delighted and honoured that we had the Prime Minister Theresa May as guest of honour at Edgbaston’s fantastic annual dinner tonight, raising money for Edgbaston Constituency Conservatives and Andy Street’s campaign to be West Midlands Mayor. Great speeches from both Andy and the PM. A super evening!
Seen a lot of Andy Street this week – he’s a busy man. We were out in Edgbaston on Thursday (pictured), I met him yesterday evening at Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 90th birthday reception for Sir Peter Wright, and then it was back on the campaign trail again this morning delivering “Andy Street For West Midlands Mayor” cards.
Great to be out in Edgbaston this afternoon with Andy Street – former boss of John Lewis – who is running to be Conservative Mayor for the West Midlands, and fellow Edgbaston Councillor Matt Bennett. Andy4wm!
Great Christmas Lights switch on event tonight round St George’s Church, Edgbaston. Highfield Road was closed off with children’s fairground rides, and there were reindeer beside the church.
I specially love the “parcel” decoration on the Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge in Highfield Rd (above) – truly stunning.
Although not in Edgbaston Ward, the Crown Post Office in Harborne High Street is used by many Edgbaston Ward residents.
As part of a programme which the Post Office call “branch modernisation”, the Harborne High Street Post Office will close and will in future be located inside W H Smiths under a franchise agreement. The new location is approx 70 metres away from the current Crown Post Office.
The current office will close at 5.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2016, and will re-open in Smiths at 9.00am on Thursday 24th November. The new branch will be open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Sundays. So the opening hours will be longer, although the Post Office will no longer be in its own dedicated premises. The new premises will have four serving positions in total plus two self service kiosks.
Many thanks to everyone who came out campaigning in Edgbaston Ward today. Your help was much appreciated!
Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston has been nominated in the Fields In Trust UK’s Best Park as voted by You! 2016 award.
You can vote for the Martineau Gardens at http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark
Love your local park!