Monthly Archives: October 2010

New Building On The Firebird Site

As you can see, the new social housing which is being built on the site of the old Firebird pub, on the Benmore Estate, is really coming on now. These new homes are being built by Optima.

Black History Month In Edgbaston

As usual, the Edgbaston Constituency has staged a number of events this month to mark Black History Month. Each library in the constituency has had a special display. In Harborne library (the nearest to Edgbaston Ward) the display is called … Continue reading

Our Area Gains Extra Conservative MEP

I posted months about how one little known aspect of the Lisbon Treaty was that, if it was ratified, there would be some variations in different countries’ representation in the European Parliament. The UK is being given one extra seat … Continue reading

Edgbaston’s “Local Hearts” Winner!

Congratulations to community activist Nick Reynolds from the Roman Way Estate in Edgbaston  who has won an award in a city wide competition. Nick (pictured below at the rear of the photo) was the winner of one of Birmingham’s prestigious … Continue reading

Visit To Council’s Customer Contact Centre

On Friday I joined other members of the Co-ordinating Overview and Scrutiny Committee on a visit to Birmingham Council’s Customer Contact Centre (i.e. call centre). I last went several years ago, when the centre was based at Waterlinks. Today most … Continue reading

Diwali Launch Reception

Many thanks to Mahendra Dabhi, the President of the Hindu Council in Birmingham (pictured below) and the Hindu Council, for inviting me to this week’s reception to launch Birmingham’s 2010 Diwali programme. The launch party took place at the NIA … Continue reading

Opening Ceremony In Gillott Road

At lunch time today, Cllr James Hutchings and I attended the opening ceremony of “Foundations for Life” an extension to St Basil’s property in Gillott Road, Edgbaston. St Basil’s is well known and well respected in the city for the … Continue reading