Monthly Archives: May 2011

Library Update

As is well known, Edgbaston Ward does not have its own library, so the progress on the new Central Library is important to local people. The location in Centenary Square is so much more convenient for Edgbaston residents than Labour’s preferred site … Continue reading

Visit To Hospital Catering Unit

Today, I and other members of the Health and Adults Scrutiny Committee visited the Cook, Chill Unit at Solihull Hospital where the food for Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals is prepared.  The unit also produces food for some other … Continue reading

Roman Way Website Update

As Roman Way progresses to becoming a TMO, the estate’s website has been revamped and updated. A new Tasking tab is included, their are links to the police and to my blog. The website also enables residents to directly contact … Continue reading

Ridin’ The No 8 Bus – But Not In Edgbaston

Ridin’ the No 8 Bus was a stage play performed at Birmingham Rep several years ago. Sadly, riding the number 8 bus is likely to soon be a thing of the past for some Edgbaston residents. With no notification to local … Continue reading

Birds At Woodview Park!

The new pocket park at Woodview has had some additions. First there are very smart litter and dog bins.   And secondly there are now bird sculptures around the MUGA. Very suitable for a park at Woodview where the theme is … Continue reading

Edgbaston Constituency’s New Pool!

When I was Edgbaston Constituency Chairman for 3 years, the main challenge was to secure a replacement for Harborne’s old swimming baths – which serves the whole Edgbaston constituency. I was delighted that we were able to achieve that. The … Continue reading

Bus Matters

Earlier this week I, and a Roman way resident,  met with representatives from National Express to discuss bus problems in the area of the Roman Way Estate and the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We discussed a number of issues including … Continue reading

Double Kerbing On The Pershore Rd

Edgbaston’s Conservative Councillors have taken action to arrange the repair of the badly damaged verges on the Pershore Rd (between Pebble Mill Road and Priory Road). These verges have been the subject of a number of complaints over the years, … Continue reading

Let There Be Light!

Following comlaints from residents at a local Police PACT meeting that the path which leads between Pavenham Drive and Odell Place was dark, the Edgbaston Conservative Councillors arranged for solar lights to be fitted along the path. These will help to … Continue reading

Community Allotment Update

A few weeks ago, I helped on the “planting day” at Edgbaston’s new community allotment, paid for out of our Ward Community Chest funds, on the Waterworks Estate.   Yesterday I joined Groundwork representatives and residents who were tending the plots … Continue reading