Monthly Archives: March 2010

Edgbaston Arts Showcase

On Saturday afternoon the Edgbaston Arts Showcase took place at Four Dwellings School in Quinton, organised by the Council’s Edgbaston Constituency officers. Guests were welcomed to the sound of the Quinton Community Choir singing  from the staircase in the foyer. In … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Jaguar Land Rover

I was delighted to read in yesterday’s Birmingham Mail that Jaguar Land Rover – who had previously indicated that they would close either their Castle Bromwich or Solihull plant – may now keep both open. An announcement on which plant … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Moor Pool In Bloom!

I started a busy Saturday at the Moor Pool Residents Association monthly coffee morning in the Lower Hall – where the usual lovely cakes were on offer as well as the coffee and tea.  A highlight of this month’s event … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Helping At The Roman Way Estate Clean Up

Yesterday Roman Way Estate in Edgbaston staged a big community clean up day which was paid for via a grant applied for by a resident from the Community Crime Fighter Fund. The money paid for brooms, litter piickers, etc. for a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Tree Planting In Cannon Hill Park

Earlier this week I helped local school-children (they did the vast majority of the work!) plant some new trees in Cannon Hill Park. Once again it was a Birmingham Trees For Life project . Birmingham Trees For Life is a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

George Osborne In Edgbaston

A busy day today which started at Birmingham University’s Business School in Edgbaston Ward, which was hosting a meeting where the Shadow Chancellor George Osborne spoke to a packed hall full of people from the business community and students. After the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Visiting Focus Birmingham

A rather busy day yesterday culminating in a long Health Scrutiny meeting at Solihull in the evening, meant I didn’t get a chance to post on the blog yesterday. Apologies! Today I started off by visiting local charity Focus Birmingham with Andrew Mitchell … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Pre-Election Health Breakfast Meeting

Today I attended the Health Trust Board Secretaries Breakfast Forum in Birmingham, where – ahead of the election – they had arranged a special debate on how the different political parties stand on the NHS. Also there was a Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Biodiversity Work In Bartley Woods

Last week I met up with the Bartley Green Councillors, the Woodgate Valley Head Ranger and the Council’s apprentices in Bartley Woods, Bartley Green so see some of the biodiversity work the apprentices have been engaged in there. Paths through … Continue reading

Posted in Blog

Court Oak Road Allotments

An article in the local Observer newspaper last week stated that the allotments near the Martineau Centre were surplus to requirements and up for sale. In fact the allotments, called the Court Oak Road Allotments, are NOT surplus to requirements and are NOT … Continue reading

Posted in Blog