Monthly Archives: July 2010

Birmingham PCTs decide not to merge

Birmingham’s 3 Primary Care Trusts (BEN, HOB and South) had been intending to embark on consultation this autumn with a view to merging into one PCT for Birmingham. However, following the publication of the recent Health White Paper on July … Continue reading

Love Parks Week 2010!

This week is Love Parks Week 2010. It is an annual campaign organised by the Parks Charity Greenspace and supported by Birmingham Open Spaces Forum. Birmingham has a variety of parks and open spaces such as nature reserves, ornamental gardens, … Continue reading

Flying The Flag At The Martineau Gardens

Congratulations to the staff and volunteers at the Martineau Gardens (Priory Rd, Edgbaston) on their award of a Green Pennant which was officially announced today. They informed me about the award last week but the news was embargoed until today. … Continue reading

School Expansion

On Wednesday I represented the Councillors at a public meeting at Chad Vale School. Council officers were present to answer questions from Governors and parents regarding the proposed school expansion. Chad Vale is currently a one form entry school. Because … Continue reading

Safety Measures Re-instated

When the new road surface was installed on Nursery Rd, Edgbaston, some of the safety measures outside Chad Vale School were not immediately put back in. This was raised with me by the Chairman of the Governors of Chad Vale School … Continue reading

Something To Celebrate!

Congratulations to the headmaster, staff, governors, parents and children of Chad Vale School in Nursery Road, Edgbaston, which has just been graded as “Outstanding” in their recent Ofsted inspection. Well done to all! Definitely something to celebrate! Deirdre with pupils of … Continue reading

Teething Problems At New QE Hospital

Following reports in the press last week of teething problems at the new QE Hospital in Edgbaston, a representative from the Trust came to the Health and Adults O & S Committee today to update us on the situation. The … Continue reading

Constituency Entry For In Bloom

Just had an update from Moor Pool residents on the progress of their In Bloom entry. Moor Pool is in the Harborne Ward and John (who is a Harborne Councillor) viewed the entry last Thursday. On Saturday the Royal Horticultural Society … Continue reading

Ramblers Reach Important Milestone

The City of Birmingham Group of the Ramblers’ Association have reached an important milestone – their 30th birthday. To celebrate, they are organising a walk along “The Birmingham Greenway” over three consecutive Saturdays in August. The walk starts on Saturday … Continue reading

Launch Of Roman Way Neighbourhood Charter

Last night the three Edgbaston Ward Councillors joined residents, the Police, Fire Service and various other agencies at a barbecue on the Roman Way Estate to mark the launch of the Roman Way Neighbourhood Charter. The event was also the … Continue reading