Today I have published the second of my end of year round ups – this time on the subject of health.
Edgbaston’s new hospital was on the drawing board when I first became a Councillor for the ward in 1999. I constantly argued that the infrastructure to support such a massive new building should not be forgotten and that the new road network needed to built early enough.
Since 2004, when a Conservative-led administration took over from Labour in Birmingham, the major road works have finally started to happen. The changes to Harborne Lane, including the new roundabout near B & Q, are open. And it was great to be invited to the “cutting the first sod” ceremony for the Selly Oak new road in September 2009 (one of the rare hot days this year!).
At the recent Edgbaston Ward Committee (a Council meeting held in December 2009) residents were asked to come up with a suggested name for the new road as a competition to choose a suitable name is now being held.
For the full round up of health news in Edgbaston, visit the News section on this website.