Monthly Archives: October 2009

Busy Saturday!

It’s been a beautiful day today, and we made good use of it – with campaigning activities in all four wards of the constituency. There is a new In Touch going out in Bartley Green, we had a team doing … Continue reading

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One Way To Go In Moorpool

Work is currently taking place to install the one way system on Moorpool. When the works are finished traffic accessing the Moorpool estate from the old railway bridge in Park Hill Road will have to drive up Moorpool Avenue and … Continue reading

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Record Number Of Shops Closing

Shocking figures from the Local Data Company show that 1 in 10 shops on the UK’s High Streets closed down between January and September of this year – 25,090 of the 251,462 shops which the Local Data Company was studying. This … Continue reading

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Harborne Society Dinner

On Monday evening John and I went to the Harborne Society’s Annual Dinner. This was once again held at the College of Food (now part of Birmingham City University) and the food, as always, was excellent. The speaker was Harborne … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia!

Today I was invited along to the ceremony where Smethwick born actress Julie Walters was presented with her star which will go in the Broad Street Walk of Stars, in Birmingham. Julie joins other stars with a local connection such … Continue reading

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AWM And The Mail On Sunday

I had a meeting with a consultant working for Advantage West Midlands today. We discussed matters concerning the Edgbaston constituency, the city and the region – in particular the proposed redevelopment on the Edgbaston County Ground Car Park, the Longbridge … Continue reading

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Ponies On The Ravenhurst Playing Fields

The Ravenhurst Playing Fields in the middle of Harborne used to be a school sports field. Then they were let out to various other sports clubs etc. In recent years, building has been threatened, although since the playing fields stopped being used for sport, they have … Continue reading

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Launch Of Poppy Appeal

Yesterday Birmingham’s 2009 Poppy Appeal was launched in Victoria Square. Joining  Madeline Brown (who sang some of the forces’ favourites),  a marching band, and members of the Royal British Legion, was the Lord Mayor of Birmingham who spoke about this year’s … Continue reading

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KE Camp Hill Democracy Day

This morning I popped in to King Edward’s Camp Hill Boys Democracy Day event for year 13 students. I also visited last year and it is a very interesting all day event which forms part of the school’s citizenship curriculum. … Continue reading

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Meeting Up With RNID

I recently met up with the charity the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) to hear about the key issues around deafness, hearing loss and hearing health. Hearing loss affects 1 in 7 of the adult UK population. Around … Continue reading

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