Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Alternative Wedding Line Up!

Not Edgbaston Ward I know, but I couldn’t resist posting this picture of one of the entries from the annual Moorpool Scarecrow Competition in neighbouring Harborne Ward. The alternative Royal Wedding Line Up!

Edgbaston Celebrates The Royal Wedding!

Last night James, Fergus and I joined residents from the Waterworks Estate, members of the Church of the Redeemer Youth Club, police,¬†and residents from Edgwood Court at an eve of wedding Royal Wedding Party in the grounds of Edgwood Court … Continue reading


Last night I received a request for help because a bonfire had been lit on an inappropriate¬†communal area of one of Edgbaston’s estates. As a result, I have consulted with the city’s Environmental Health Department and have been given some … Continue reading

Pavement Resurfacing

The pavements in Carlyle Road (between Waterworks Road and Stirling Road) are being re-surfaced. The work is exected to last 2 weeks and will be carried out Monday-Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm. The contractor may undertake Saturday … Continue reading

Edgbaston’s Easter Egg Trail!

An Easter Egg Trail will be held at the Martineau Gardens (entrance in Priory Road) on Saturday April 23rd from 11.00am until 1.00pm. Egg hunters are invited to follow a trail (with a nature quiz) through the gardens and receive … Continue reading

Police Station Open Day

Although we have a police station in Edgbaston Ward now, the main police station for the Birmingham South area (which we come under) is Bournville Lane (pictured below). On Saturday May 7th, the police will be throwing open the doors … Continue reading

Cast Iron Road Sign

We’re proud of our cast iron (and replica cast iron as well) road signs in Edgbaston. Where we have them, which is usually in Conservation areas, we don’t want to lose them. So I am pleased to report that the … Continue reading

Campaigning In Edgbaston

With the Local Election campaign in full swing, we are of course very busy campaigning in Edgbaston Ward, as elsewhere across the city. The Conservative candidate in Edgbaston this year is Cllr James Hutchings who is seeking re-election. The imprint … Continue reading

A Credit Union For Edgbaston Residents

Communisave – South Birmingham’s Credit Union – is available to people living or working in wards across South Birmingham, including Edgbaston. There are a number of service points in the community. The nearest to Edgbaston are the two in Quinton … Continue reading

Woodbourne Road Planning Application Refused

The planning application to build 3 detatched dwellings in the rear gardens of numbers 4 and 6 Woodbourne Rd has been refused. You can read the reasons for refusal  at or by phoning Planning Direct on 0121-303-1115