Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tree Planting In Lee Crescent

On another lovely sunny autumn day, today Cllr James Hutchings and I joined residents and Council contractors to help plant three new trees on the grass in front of Lee Crescent. The grass is land which was previously occupied by … Continue reading

Community Clean Up

On a lovely sunny morning, Cllr James Hutchings and I joined residents, the police and Council officers in a community clean up today on the Waterworks Estate. Weeds were removed, litter picked up, and the whole place given an autumn … Continue reading

Half Marathon

Today was Birmingham’s Half Marathon and the route travelled through Edgbaston (along the Pershore Road). It’s one of these events where the needs of the city have to be carefully weighed against the inconvenience caused to residents who live on … Continue reading

Difference Of Opinion?

Ahead of next week’s Commons vote on the possibility of a referendum on Europe, I was very surprised to see Harborne’s Labour Councillor tweeting that “only the Tory right could think now is the right time to further unsetle prospects for British … Continue reading

Second Green Flag

Congratulations to all the volunteers at the Martineau Gardens on Priory Road, Edgbaston, on achieving a Green Flag Community Award for the second year running! The gardens are a green oasis close to the city centre. To find out more … Continue reading

Barsham Close Walk About

I went along to yesterday’s HLB Walkabout – one of the regular walkabouts which our local Edgbaston HLB holds. This time we started in Barsham Close – a sheltered elderly person’s complex off the Bristol Rd. After a walk around the … Continue reading

McDonalds Clean Up

Staff from McDonalds, Council officers, local residents and young people met up at the McDonalds on the Bristol Road on Sunday to embark on a litter pick of the area. I do get complaints periodically from residents about fast food litter … Continue reading