Monthly Archives: October 2007

Black History Month in Edgbaston

In the last few days I’ve been invited to two events which were part of Edgbaston’s contributions to Black History Month, which this year is in its tenth year. On Friday I gave the welcoming speech at a constituency Young … Continue reading

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Harborne Ward Meeting

A late post tonight as I have just come home from the Harborne Ward Committee (a Council Committee). There were a number of items on the agenda including Japanese Knotweed, proposed work on the old Harborne Reservoir site, green matters, … Continue reading

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Moor Pool Centenary Celebrations

Thank you to the Moor Pool Residents’ Association for inviting me to the opening event of the estate’s centenary celebrations yesterday. It marked the hundredth anniversary of when Mrs Nettlefold cut the first sod to start the building of the … Continue reading

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In The Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as part of this, on Friday I attended an “In The Pink” coffee morning hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham. In the way that the Gravelly Hill interchange in … Continue reading

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"Trees For Life!" At The Guinea Gardens

Today the Birmingham “Trees For Life!” project (a joint initiative between The Civic Society and Birmingham City Council) came to Edgbaston. The occasion was Apple Day which was held at the Botanical Gardens and at the Guinea Gardens allotments which … Continue reading

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Talking Tax At The Chamber Of Commerce

On Monday evening I was at the House of Commons for a tax briefing from Shadow Chancellor, Goerge Osborne. This morning George was in Edgbaston to meet with people from Birmingham’s manufacturing and financial sectors to discuss the Chancellor’s recently … Continue reading

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Making Our Streets Safer

Today, along with Council employees, Fire Service personnel and Neighbourhood Watch representatives, I joined the local police at Rose Road Station in Harborne, to help out on a high visibility policing day. Along with regular police, and staff from the … Continue reading

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Theresa May Visits Quinton

Today I took Theresa May MP (Shadow Leader of the House of Commons) to Pitts Wood in Quinton. Pitts Wood was once an abandoned and overgrown site used by local gangs for drug taking, drinking and other anti social behaviour. … Continue reading

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Whose Feet?

Whose feet and where are they? I will post later with the answer!

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King's Head To Re-Open

Yet another of the constituency’s boarded up pubs is set to re-open in December, after being closed for about a year. The King’s Head on the Hagley Road (in Harborne Ward) is currently being refurbished (see above picture taken when … Continue reading

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