Monthly Archives: April 2007

George Osborne In Edgbaston

Today I was delighted to welcome George Osborne MP, the Shadow Chancellor, to Edgbaston. While canvassing during the campaign, the subject of the problems small independent shop keepers face had been raised with me, so I was delighted that George … Continue reading

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PCSOs And Their Powers

PCSOs and their powers (or lack of them) has been a recurring subject on this blog. Back in February, Birmingham City Council passed a resolution calling on the Chief Constable of the West Midlands to consider designating increased powers to … Continue reading

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Viewing Day At Birmingham University

Today was Accommodation Viewing Day at Birmingham University. Next autumn’s students and their parents descended on the University to look at the show flats in all the different halls of residence. As the halls are spread around Edgbaston ward, the … Continue reading

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WM Ambulance Awards Ceremony

Earlier this week I was invited to the West Midlands Ambulance Service Awards Ceremony evening held in the Council House. A number of employees were awarded a range of medals and certificates for Long Service, Good Conduct, Chief Officer Commendations, … Continue reading

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Post Office Protest In Harborne!

The man who acts as “John Bull” is well known for leading protests about a number of issues. Recent campaigns he’s been involved with include the fight to keep the manufacturing of HP Sauce in Birmingham, and a better deal … Continue reading

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Going Green!

Along with several other Councillors, I took a break in campaigning today, to go and look at the launch of our new greener refuse wagons, outside the Council House in Victoria Square. Refuse vehicles should reach Euro 4 level. Our … Continue reading

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Meeting Up With Edgbaston's Former Civic Heads

In the midst of all the campaigning for the local elections, today saw an event which was totally non party political. The occasion was the annual lunch for former Civic Heads of Birmingham, hosted by the current Lord Mayor and … Continue reading

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