Monthly Archives: May 2007

A Taste Of Europe In Harborne!

It’s not long since Birmingham’s Conservative-led Council put in place a Village Centre Manager for Harborne. Today we saw the benefit of one of his first initiatives – a European Market in Harborne High Street. From 9.00am-5.00pm today, tomorrow and … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Today I have been out in two wards helping to deliver our Thank You! leaflets to voters. All our candidates won at the recent Local Elections with majorities ranging from just under 400 to over 2,000. This was a fantastic … Continue reading

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Spoiling The View At Woodview?

Edgbaston Ward is short of public open space which is why there has been such a battle over plans to build on this piece. Yes, it does run alongside a busy dual carriageway, but it provides a welcome buffer between … Continue reading

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Searching For Tennal House

It’s great news that Birmingham Civic Society are considering erecting a blue plaque in honour of a Nobel Prize Winner who grew up in Harborne. The man in question is Francis William Aston who won the Nobel prize for Chemistry … Continue reading

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Wedding Belle!

Today Keely Rogers (the newly selected Conservative PPC for Birmingham Northfield, one of the seats which borders Edgbaston) married Bournville Councillor Tim Huxtable. As anyone who lives in Birmingham knows, the weather today has been truly appalling, but the bride, … Continue reading

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Books For All!

This morning Bonds Books, an independent book shop in Harborne High Street, launched its Books For All event, with some exciting music outside the front of the shop. John (a Harborne Councillor) and I went along to support. The Books … Continue reading

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Headmaster's Anniversary Dinner

Tonight John and I were guests at a dinner held in honour of Blue Coat School headmaster, Alan Browning who, this year, has clocked up twenty-five years service at the school. He first came as the Director of Music, then … Continue reading

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Green Issues In Quinton

Tonight I have been at the Quinton Ward Committee meeting to report on green issues in that ward. Subjects covered included the new green wagons, rats and recycling issues – thougn not too many complaints about the recycling I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Edgbaston Constituency Committee

Tonight was this municipal year’s first meeting of the Edgbaston Constituency Committee (a devolved Council Committee which covers the Edgbaston Constituency). The meeting was held at Birmingham’s Council House. Last year I served as Vice Chairman leading on green issues. … Continue reading

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Mayor Making

A very late post tonight as we have had the Council Mayor-Making tonight. Our new Lord Mayor is a Cllr Randal Brew. He is a Conservative Councillor in Northfield, and before that served two terms in Longbridge ward. He is … Continue reading

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