Monthly Archives: December 2008

Harborne Swimming Pool Back On Track!

Today was the Leisure Scrutiny meeting which was hearing the Labour request for a call in on the swimming strategy for Birmingham decision – the first tranche of which includes a new swimming pool for Harborne. The Harborne Society have … Continue reading

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Longbridge Legacy

Community Network South West was set up in 2006 to work with communities in South West Birmingham affected by the closure of the MG Rover plant in Longrbidge. Two wards in the Edgbaston Constituency were included – Bartley Green and … Continue reading

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Lack Of Kitchens In Edgbaston's New Hospital

This is Edgbaston’s new super hospital – currently under construction. It’s reckoned to be costing £559 million (which is an awful lot of money) – so you may be surprised to discover that the budget doesn’t include a kitchen capable … Continue reading

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Tackling Violence Against Women

Back in February, I met with Theresa May MP and a number of women Conservative Parliamentary candidates (pictured) for the launch of the Conservative Party’s “Women In The World” policy document. It had chapters on subjects including “Vulnerable Women” “Women … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool Call In

As reported on this site on Friday Dec 19th, three Labour Councillors (Cllrs Afzal, Atwal and Beddows) have called in the “Improving Swiming Pool Provision” Birmingham City Council Cabinet decision. The strategy agreed by the Cabinet included three projects in … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

At the Harborne Christmas Farmers Market, I met up with members of Edgbaston Round Table (where I was a guest speaker back in the summer) and Father Christmas. They kindly gave me permission to post this picture on my blog … Continue reading

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Keystone Centre Carol Service

Last week I was invited to carols round the Christmas tree outside the Keystone Sure Start Centre on the Welsh House Farm Estate in Quinton. Around thirty people gathered round the tree to listen to the different groups of children … Continue reading

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