Monthly Archives: August 2008

Signing Up At New Hospital Celebrations!

Last night I joined about fifty other guests at a celebration to mark the halfway point in the building of Edgbaston’s new hospital which will replace the current Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak Hospitals. The guests included the Trust’s Governors, … Continue reading

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Post Offices – MORE Bad News For Quinton

With the announcement that the Post Office on the corner of Court Oak Road and Earls Court Rd is definitely to close, Quinton residents could have been forgiven for thinking things couldn’t get any worse. Sadly, they just have. I … Continue reading

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Post Offices – A Glimmer Of Light, And Fury!

Today I visited the Selsey Road Post Office in Harborne Ward, one of three in our constituency which is being closed as part of the Network Change Programme. Yesterday’s decision document from the Post Office was unclear as to whether … Continue reading

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Fifty Post Offices To Close – Only One Saved

Today I visited the Genners Lane Post Office in Bartley Green as the Post Office announced which branches it will close and which would be saved. Out of the 51 proposed closures in our area, 50 are to go ahead. … Continue reading

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Rethink Politics Scheme

This lunch time I was a guest at a discussion with people who care for friends or relatives who have mental illness. The discussion was hosted by the Mental Health Charity Rethink and it was all part of an innovative … Continue reading

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Birmingham Celebrates Olympic Flag Hand Over

This lunch time I joined the crowds in Birmingham’s Victoria Square to watch (on the big screen television) the moment in the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony when the Olympic flag was passed to London – represented by the Mayor, Boris … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Weekend Barbecue

With 10 Parliamentary seats in Birmingham which are geographically very close together, it means it’s easy for activists to support each other – either with campaigning, or attending fund raising functions. Edgbaston is a target Parliamentary seat and this afternoon … Continue reading

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