Monthly Archives: July 2011

Road Resurfacing

Road resurfacing works are continuing across Edgbaston. The latest roads to be having the work done shortly include Benmore Avenue, Vicarage Rd, Frederick Road and Lee Crescent.

Woodview Monthly Meeting

Tonight I attended the monthly meeting of the Woodview Residents’ Association. The meeting was held in the common room at Latimer Gardens. Amongst the issues raised were fly tipped rubbish, over-grown gardens, and some vandalism in the park – which … Continue reading

Maternity Update

This afternoon I’ve been to Sandwell Council House for an update on the new stand alone Midwife Led Maternity Unit for Sandwell. The unit is to be called Halcyon, and will work in conjunction with the Serenity co-located Midwife Led … Continue reading

Birmingham City University Awards Event

Bimringham City University is located at several sites across the city. However their Westbourne Rd campus in Edgbaston is home to the Mary Seacole building which houses the University’s health faculty. On Friday I was a guest at the University’s Annual Health and Social Care Awards … Continue reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It ws certainly a Shakespearian night in Edgbaston tonight! While King Lear was being performed outdoors at the Botanical Gardens in Westbourne Road, the Crescent Youth Theatre staged A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Parker Street Community Allotment Garden on the … Continue reading

Be Active!

In 2009 I helped launch the city wide roll out of Birmingham’s Be Active scheme (pictured)  – which gives free entry to our gyms and swimming pools in a bid to make Birmingham’s citizens more active and healthier. On July 27th, … Continue reading

Crime Is Down In Edgbaston

Residents at the two Police PACT meetings held in the ward this week, were told the good news that the latest figures show crime is DOWN in Edgbaston. The figures for the first quarter of the financial year show that overall, … Continue reading

Police Meetings

On Tuesday evening I attended a Police PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting at the Clarendon Suite in Stirling Road, Edgbaston. About 15 people attended and raised various issues with the police regarding anti-social behaviour, inconsiderate parking, etc. There was … Continue reading

Cricket Ground Meeting

Yesterday I joined residents and police at a meeting with representaives from Edgbaston County Ground (home of Warwickshire) to discuss preparations for big matches such as the forthcoming Test Match with India. Temporary car parks have been identified, and road … Continue reading

Fund Raising Barbecue

Lovely weather this weekend – both for leafletting (which we did plenty of) and for the Conservative fund raising barbecue held in the ward yesterday afternoon/evening. A good time was had by all and money raised for our campaigning – can’t … Continue reading