Monthly Archives: April 2008

Thursday Is Polling Day

The days this week have fallen into a regular pattern. Start off by popping into the postal vote count (if the election campaign feels like it’s been going on for ages, in Birmingham the postal vote count – which began … Continue reading

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Packed Public Meeting

Last night I attended a packed public meeting in Edgbaston where almost 200 residents crowded into a room at Hallfield School to discuss the latest planning proposal for 7, Church Rd (pictured). All three Edgbaston Councillors were present, as were … Continue reading

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Visit To New Psychiatric Hospital

Today members of Birmingham’s Health Scrutiny Committee (which I chair) and our officers were given a tour round the new Psychiatric Hospital’s premises in Edgbaston. We were accompanied by the Chief Executive of the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust. … Continue reading

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Blluebells In Pitts Wood

I took a short break from campaigning yesterday afternoon to call in to Pitts Wood where there was an Open Day to view the bluebells. Pitts Wood is a reclaimed piece of woodland in the heart of residential Quinton. Local … Continue reading

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Arson Attack At Wickets Tower

This morning Cllr Hutchings, Cllr Robinson and I visited Wickets Tower, a nineteen storey tower block on the Priory estate in Edgbaston Ward. The block was the scene of an arson attack last night when someone set fire to a … Continue reading

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Taxing The Poor

On April 6th, Labour increased tax on some of the lowest paid workers in the country. The Government confirmed that 5.3 million families would lose out – by anything up to £464 per annum. This week Gordon, in the face … Continue reading

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St George's Day – Four Years On

On St George’s Day 2004, John and I opened the Anderton Garden beside Barrow House on the Waterworks Estate. Today I was back there again, but this time wearing gardening gloves and using a litter picker, as I joined staff … Continue reading

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