Monthly Archives: September 2007

Freshers' Fair

Many moons ago I arrived in Edgbaston as a new student, to study at the drama school which was then on Church Road, near the University halls of residence. I can still remember the date my first term started – … Continue reading

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Helping to Create a Huge Stir!

Today was the world’s biggest coffee morning (this year known as the Huge Stir) with people across the country holding coffee mornings in aid of MacMillan, the Cancer Relief Charity. I went to an event in the Quinton Ward, where … Continue reading

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Two Different Committees

I don’t usually mention Edgbaston’s Labour MP on this blog, but I am going to do so today to correct some wrong information on her website. Her website currently states that the next meeting of the Edgbaston Ward Committee (a … Continue reading

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Who Says People Aren't Interested In Politics?

They certainly are if the results of my voters’ survey are anything to go by! Survey forms from me have been going out in the Edgbaston constituency in waves over the past week asking people what their concerns are. I … Continue reading

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Access To Dentists

In 1999 Tony Blair said that everyone would have access to NHS dentistry. He didn’t deliver. In 2007, a staggering 2,000,000 fewer people have access to an NHS dentists than did in 1997. In April this year, Labour finally admitted … Continue reading

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British Food Fortnight

This weekend saw the beginning of British Food Fortnight – a celebration of the many delicious food the UK has to offer. In Edgbaston we now have a Farmers’ Market (held in Harborne High Street every second Saturday) which gives … Continue reading

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Cleaner Hospitals

Gordon Brown’s announcement today that every hospital will recive an annual deep clean to rid it of hospital bugs such as MRSA and C-Diff has “election gimmick” written all over it. Yes, our hopsitals need to be cleaner. Birmingham Council’s … Continue reading

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Helping Out At Pitts Wood

Today was the second Open Day of the year at the Pitts Wood nature reserve, off Overdale Road in Quinton. A number of residents including children, came along to help out with a variety of jobs. The wood is quite … Continue reading

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Reports And Surveys

Disappointing result in the Brandwood by-election last night (Selly Oak constituency), with Labour wining by 335. However in Edgbaston we are not letting up on our work. Thousands of surveys have been dropping on people’s mats this week, and the … Continue reading

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Polling Day!

Today is Polling Day in the Council by-election in Brandwood Ward, which is part of the Selly Oak constituency in Birmingham. Along with people from Edgbaston and other Birmingham constituencies I spent some time in Brandwood today, giving mutual aid. … Continue reading

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