Monthly Archives: January 2009

February In Touch

The February In Touches are hot off the presses and should be dropping through letter boxes in the constituency over the next few weeks. Delivery in some areas started today.

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Yoosk?

What do the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Birmingham, have in common? The answer is – Yoosk? (It stands for You Ask) Yoosk? describes itself as an interactive interview magazine, which enables people to participate in the news gathering process … Continue reading

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First Official Look At The New Village Green!

Today the Bartley Green Councillors and I met with representatives of the builders at Ley Hill, for a first official look at the wonderful new Village Green which has been created on the estate. A large area opposite Holloway Hall … Continue reading

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The Year Of The Ox!

This week has seen the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Ox. However if you live in the Edgbaston constituency, it’s not too late to celebrate. Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations will take place at … Continue reading

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Youth Parliament Hustings In Bartley Green

The UK Youth Parliament elections for 2009 are currently underway in Birmingham, and today I went along to watch one of the hustings at a special assembly at Hillcrest School for Girls in Bartley Green. Eighteen candidates have put themselves … Continue reading

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New Facilities At Ley Hill

A lot has been happening at Ley Hill (in Bartley Green Ward) recently. There’s new house building, and the refurbishment of Holloway Hall – the re-opening of which I covered on this blog last spring. In November, when I was … Continue reading

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Moorland Court Website

This week I met with an Edgbaston resident who has set up a website about the block of flats where he lives – Moorland Court, in Melville Rd, Edgbaston (pictured as seen from Lyttelton Rd and with St Augustine’s Church … Continue reading

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Swimming A Mile For Focus!

Today I joined a number of other supporters of local charity Birmingham Focus On Blindness to swim a sponsored mile as part of Focus’s Swimathon. Although I have swum a mile in the past, it was a long time ago, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Housing Achievement

Pre 2004, when Labour were running Birmingham, the City’s Housing Department was officially rated a failing, no star department. Now Birmingham has a Conservative-led Council – and how things have changed. As I reported a few days ago, the Audit … Continue reading

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Labour Humiliated Over Bin Taxes

My January 5th post explained about Labour’s latest crazy bin tax ideas. Legislation which received the Royal Assent on 26th November enabled Councils to impose bin bag taxes in several ways – such as making householders pay for special refuse … Continue reading

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