Monthly Archives: August 2010

Sky Ride Comes To Edgbaston

If you live in the Pershore Road area of Edgbaston ward, you may have seen notices warning of road closures on Sunday Sept 12th because of Sky Ride – and wondered what it’s all about. British Cycling and BSkyB have … Continue reading

New Benches In Edgbaston

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the work being done to upgrade the Hollies Croft shopping centre (work paid for out of Edgbaston’s Ward funds). The plan was to put in some benches there, but residents in Hollies … Continue reading

Shortlist of New Hospital Names

Earlier this summer I mentioned on this blog that Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust were inviting suggestions from members of the public on the name for their proposed new hospital which is to be built at Grove Lane, Smethwick … Continue reading

Green Sacks Go Clear

If you’vce received a roll of garden sacks from BCC recently, you’ll notice they’ve changed from green to clear. This is to assist collection staff to see the content – making sure that only green waste is being collected. (Anything … Continue reading

Evidence Gathering

Yesterday saw evidence gathering sessions of two City Council Scrutiny Committees. The Health and Adults O & S Committee (which I chair) is looking into the problem of delayed discharges from hospitals in the city. The Local Services O & … Continue reading


Congratulations to the Prime Minister and his wife Samantha (pictured in the Edgbaston constituency) on the birth of their new baby daughter!

Details Emerge Of The Pope’s Visit To Edgbaston

Details have been announced regarding the Pope’s planned visit to Edgbaston on September 19th. This will follow the huge open air mass at Cofton Park – where 70,000 people are expected.  The Cofton Park site is close to the cemetery in Rednal … Continue reading