Monthly Archives: February 2009

Police Neighbourhood Tasking Meeting

The Labour Government has decreed that what the police do must reflect the community’s priorities, and so there has been a flurry of police activity recently to organise Neighbourhood Tasking Meetings or PACT meetings as some Police OCUs are calling … Continue reading

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Meeting Breast Cancer Care

This week I met with representatives from Breast Cancer Care Services, an organisation which is there for anyone affected by breast cancer. They bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. At the information … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship Week

This week, from February 23rd to 27th, is Apprenticeship Week, and tonight I attended the Quinton Ward Meeting to talk (in my green issues slot) about the apprenticeship scheme which the Council is running. 42 apprentices have been taken on … Continue reading

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Low Council Tax and Improving Services

Yesterday’s Full Council meeting agreed the City Council’s budget for the new financial year. For the fourth year in a row, Birmingham’s Council Tax rise has been pegged at 1.9%. Thus once again, under the Conservative-led progressive partnership, Birmingham’s rise … Continue reading

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Fit 4 Life!

Today was Birmingham’s Full Council meeting. Two months ago, men’s health checks were available before the meeting, and this afternoon South PCT, Lloyds Chemist and other organisations ran a number of health checks for women. As Chairman of Birmingham’s Health … Continue reading

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Save The Great British Pub!

With nearly six pubs closing every day of the week, and local pubs across the country under threat, the Conservative Party has launched a campaign to save the great British pub. So tonight I joined other Conservative Councillors at The … Continue reading

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Face In The Trees At Ley Hill

Visitors to Ley Hill Recreation Ground (Bartley Green Ward) can’t help but notice this face on one of the trees. It’s one of several tree carvings which were done in the area by Graham Jones, a woodcarver with twenty-five years … Continue reading

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