Monthly Archives: March 2008

Harborne High Street Business Survey

Just home from a packed Harborne Ward meeting held at Moorpool Hall. One of tonight’s presentations was on the results of a recent survey of High Street businesses, carried out by the Harborne Village Centre Partnership. The Village Centre Manager … Continue reading

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National Year Of Reading

2008 is the National Year of Reading – a celebration of reading in all its forms, aiming to help build a greater national passion for reading – for children, families and adults alike. In Edgbaston, to celebrate the year, the … Continue reading

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Muslim Writers' Awards Event

This weekend the Muslim Writers’ Awards event is taking place in Birmingham, and last night I was invited to the pre-event dinner at the Radisson Hotel. Guest of honour was Jackson Five star Jermain Jackson who will be presenting awards … Continue reading

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First The Post Office, Now The Post Box

When the Harborne Lane Post Office closed several years ago, residents in the area (such as those on the Roman Way estate) were naturally devastated. The only saving grace was that at least they still had the post box there … Continue reading

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Double Whammy For Edgbaston

In 2003/4 the Edgbaston Constituency lost a number of Post Office branches during the Government’s “Urban Post Office Reinvention Programme” – which was another name for cuts. Branches that were lost included Princes Corner, Harborne Lane, Moorpool, Templefield Square, and … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot At New Police Post

This morning I joined the police, Birmingham’s Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr John Lines, the Chairman of Quinton’s Police Consultative Panel Jim Nicholl, and local Councillors, for a photo shoot at the flat in Blandford Road, which is due to … Continue reading

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Moorpool And A New Website

A number of objections have been submitted to the Council regarding Grainger’s proposals for development on pockets of land on the Moorpool Estate. I know this because a number of people have sent me a copy of their objection letters … Continue reading

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