Monthly Archives: September 2009

School Visit

It’s always interesting visiting schools in the constituency. Yesterday I was at Four Dwellings Primary School for a meeting to discuss the Building Schools For The Future plans for the Four Dwellings site. Today I visited King Edward’s High School … Continue reading

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Launch Of Cardinal Newman Heritage Project

At lunch time I popped along to the launch of the Cardinal Newman Heritage Project, a community learning and participation opportunity taking place in Ladywood and part of the North Edgbaston area. The project will focus on the cultural legacy and … Continue reading

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In The Diary Room At Birmingham Children's Hospital

Today, in my capacity as Chairman of the Health O & S Comittee, I was invited to speak at the launch of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s “Children InTent – Shaping Our Future” consultation. The title is a play on words – … Continue reading

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Open Day At The Martineau Gardens

Metamorphosis at the Martineau Gardens is situated in Priory Rd, Edgbaston and is a project which has been supported by Edgbaston’s Ward Councillors in the past through NRF money. Today I went along to their autumn event. The gardens have … Continue reading

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Opening Of Signature Lifestyle In Harborne

Following on from the opening yesterday of new office accommodation in the constituency, today I was invited to the opening of some new living accommodation – the new Signature Lifestyle Apartments on Harborne High Street (beside Serpentine Road).  The new apartments … Continue reading

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Best Of Edgbaston!

Today I was invited to the official showing of Calthorpe Estates brand new office building, Calthorpe House, at the top of Calthorpe Rd (near Five Ways). It was about a year ago that I went along to the topping out … Continue reading

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Birmingham University Freshers' Fair

Today I visited the BUCF stall at Birmingham University’s Freshers’ Fair, along with Edgbaston Ward Councillor, James Hutchings. It was a hot sunny day and the officers of BUCF were having a very successful time with so many students signing … Continue reading

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Paula Radcliffe Coming To Edgbaston

Tonight the Edgbaston Ward Committee was held at Woodview. Amongst the items was information about the Birmingham World Half Marathon which is taking place in the city on Sunday October 11th. Last year, the half marathon race followed a winding route through … Continue reading

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World Car Free Day

Every Sept 22nd is World Car Free Day.  People are being encouraged to live without their cars for a day. I freely admit I could not have managed without my car this morning when I went to an event in … Continue reading

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Census Testing In Edgbaston

The UK Census is carried out every 10 years in 1991, 2001 etc. The next full UK wide Census is due to take place in March 2011. However, to prepare for the census, the Office for National Statistics are testing out their … Continue reading

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