Monthly Archives: September 2008

William Hague Visits The Waterworks Estate

A huge crowd of people turned out this afternoon as William Hague came to the Waterworks Estate in Edgbaston Ward to officially open the new garden at the Church of the Redeemer. The garden is one of a series which … Continue reading

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Conference Social Action Project

The Conference Social Action Project on the Welsh House Farm estate in Quinton as been in full swing today. A team of helpers got everything (including the tea urn!) ready before the first volunteers from the conference arrived just after … Continue reading

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Conservative Conference Opens In Birmingham

I’ve been going to Conservative Party Conferences since 1975 but this is the first time I’ve had the chance to attend one in my home city. The Conservatives have actually held 8 conferences in Birmingham before, but the last one … Continue reading

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Visiting The Cancer Research Institute in Edgbaston

Today Cancer Research UK invited me along to the CRUK Institute for Cancer Studies at Birmingham University in Edgbaston. Also invited were representatives from their Midlands fund raising committees and local volunteer organisers. The morning had a pink theme, with … Continue reading

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Helping To Make A Big Stir!

Today was the day of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event – now celebrating its eighteenth year. This followed on from the Macmillan flag day which was held in the constituency two weeks ago. In Edgbaston, as in … Continue reading

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Birmingham Half Marathon

At last night’s Edgbaston Ward Meeting (a Council Committee), a presentation was given about the forthcoming Birmingham Half Marathon and how this will impact on Edgbaston. The half marathon is a prestigious race which Birmingham is proud to be hosting. … Continue reading

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Welsh House Farm Police Base

Today I was invited along to the new police base on the Welsh House Farm Estate to see inside the new facilities. Also there were housing officers and the Chairman of the City Housing Liaison Board, Quinton resident Jim Nicholl. … Continue reading

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