Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cllr Deirdre Alden’s Blog

Edgbaston Councillors

The three Edgbaston Ward Councillors are James Hutchings, Deirdre Alden and Fergus Robinson.

Objecting To Proposed Change Of Polling Station

Last week I had notification from the Elections Office that they were proposing to change the Polling Station which serves the Roman Way Estate. At the moment, a temporary hut is hired in to serve as a Polling Station for … Continue reading

Allotment Garden Update

The community allotment garden on the Waterworks Estate in Edgbaston is really coming on. Funded by the Councillors through Edgbaston Ward’s Community Chest, and designed and built by Groundwork, it is going to be a great feature of the estate. … Continue reading

Boundary House Fire

I was concerned to hear of a fire at Boundary House (a sheletered elderly persons’ block in Hollies Croft) over the weekend. I have contacted the Housing Department to find out all the facts.

Change Of Polling Station

I have recently received notification from the Elections Office about a proposed move of Polling Station in Edgbaston Ward. Currently the area north of the Hagley Rd, between Clarendon Rd (in the east) and Gillot Rd (in the west) is … Continue reading

Planning Application

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the Big Garden Birdwatch, which the RSPB are reporting was probably the biggest ever with record numbers of entries being received. Birdlife and other flora and fauna are important in a city. … Continue reading

Chinese New Year

Today sees Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations (supported by Birmingham City Council) taking place in the Arcadian Centre, in the city’s Chinese quarter. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Crime Maps

This week the Police Website has put up crime maps which show crime and anti-social behaviour at a street by street level in each neighbourhood. Using these, you can see – from your mobile – exactly what crime is happening … Continue reading

Roman Way TMO Result

On Monday evening I attended the count of the ballot of residents on the Roman Way Estate to decide whether or not residents should go for a Tenant Management Organisation. The ballot was arranged and overseen by an independent body … Continue reading