Monthly Archives: February 2007

Opening Of Burns Unit

Tomorrow the new Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital will be accepting its first patients. I’m Chairman of Health Scrutiny in Birmingham, and on Monday, I was one of a number of guests invited to have a look around the … Continue reading

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Birmingham Sets Its Budget

Today I and my fellow Councillors set Birmingham’s budget for the coming year. We have kept the Council Tax rise to 1.9% for the second year in a row. What a difference this is from the high rises we used … Continue reading

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A New Start For Harborne High Street!

This morning Bob Flack, Harborne’s Village Centre Manager started work. I was there to greet him, along with Harborne Councillors Peter Hollingworth and John Alden, local shop keeper Elaine Cunningham and Phil Stokes from the Harborne Society. Bob is on … Continue reading

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Past, Present and Future On The Waterworks Estate

Yesterday lunch time I went along to the Church of The Redeemer in Edgbaston Ward where Groundwork’s consultation exercise on future developments on the Waterworks Estate was taking place. There were a number of photographs showing the work which has … Continue reading

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Safety Awareness Day In Harborne

This morning I went to Harborne High Street to support many of the people who spend their time supporting us. The event was a Safety Awareness Day and the Police, Fire, Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch and Karis Neighbourhood Scheme all … Continue reading

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Live Radio Debate

This morning I was a speaker on Ed Doolan’s live radio debate at City Hospital (pictured). The debate started off by talking about the Towards 2010 proposals for a new acute hospital in Smethwick, although the formal consultation period for … Continue reading

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Helping to Launch Edgbaston's Latest Directory!

This lunch time I went along to the Botanical Gardens to help launch “The One” – Edgbaston Constituency’s new Children and Young Persons’ Directory. The directory is full of useful information which tells young people some of the things which … Continue reading

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