Monthly Archives: July 2009

New Hospital Moves A Step Closer

One of my Council positions is Chairman of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. In this role I have spent many hours over the past 5 years looking at, and talking about, the plans for a new hospital in Smethwick … Continue reading

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Councillors Who Become MPs

On the ConservativeHome website yesterday there was an article about Parliamentary Candidates who are (or have been) Councillors in part of the seat they hope to represent in Parliament. They reckon that out of the 200 Conservative candidates in the … Continue reading

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Surfing City!

As reported previously on this blog, we already have the beach and the seagulls in the centre of Birmingham – but today we had surfing as well! Coaches from the British Surfing Association (sponsored by Calypso Aquajuice 67) and the … Continue reading

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Visiting Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham

Today I was invited by a Trustee of the Ronald McDonald House Charity to visit the accommodation which they are are currently building beside Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the city centre. The Ronald McDonald House Charity supports the families of … Continue reading

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Planning Permission For Pool

Tonight’s Harborne Ward Committee was told that the planning application for Harborne’s new swimming pool is finished and ready to go, and will be submitted at the end of this week, which is excellent news. The Ward meeting was shown … Continue reading

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Little Known Provision Of The Lisbon Treaty

Today I joined 80 other people from the West Midlands region at a Euro election thank you party at the home of Malcolm Harbour MEP in Solihull. The Conservatives topped the poll in the Euro elections in the West Midlands … Continue reading

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Save Our Local Papers!

I’ve posted before on this site about the Conservative campaign, led by Jeremy Hunt, the Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, to try and save our local newspapers. Across the country 50 local papers have closed already and many more … Continue reading

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