Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Tree Recycling

When it’s time for the Christmas decorations to come down, you might want to consider recycling your Christmas tree. The local collection point for the Edgbaston constituency, for trees which are to be recycled, is at Woodgate Valley Country Park … Continue reading

Rubbish Collection Update

The Council’s bin men have been working all week – including Monday which was Boxing Day. However the extra rubbish which gets put out over the Christmas period had led to there being a backlog of work and a delay … Continue reading

Winter In Touch

Edgbaston Ward’s Winter Round Up In Touch Newsletter has been delivered across the ward during December. There are articles on winter gritting, Christmas tree recycling, and an update on the constituency’s new swimming pool. If you live in the ward … Continue reading

More Pictures From Inside Harborne’s New Pool

Yesterday Cllr James Hutchings and I went for a tour round the constituency’s new swimming pool and leisure centre in Lordswood Rd, Harborne – the replacement for the old Harborne baths.

Amey Update

In the eighteen months since the start of the partnership between the Council and Amey, Amey have carried out a full network survey of 2,500 km of carriageways, identified over 76,000 trees in a full tree survey, resurfaced approximately 300 km … Continue reading

Accident And Emergency Team

When road accidents or other incidents occur, Amey (the Council contractor for Highways) has an emergency team on standby to come to the scene of the incident, erect barriers, cone off hazards, etc. The team work 365 days a year … Continue reading

New Pool Arrangements

The days are counting down now to when the constituency’s wonderful new swimming pool, built by the Conservative led Council in Lordswood Road Harborne, opens for business on January 3rd. The pool will be run by D. C. Leisure Management … Continue reading

Christmas Carol Service

After a very long Health Scrutiny Meeting yesterday (almost three and a half hours), today it was nice to have a quieter day and enjoy the lunch time Civic Christmas Carol Service at the Cathedral, sponsored by Wragge & Co. … Continue reading

Christmas Celebrations

There were Christmas events on the Waterworks and Roman Way Estates last week which I was invited to. On the Waterworks Estate, Groundwork staged a demonstration of making festive decorations which people could then copy and take away. The event … Continue reading

Harborne’s New Pool!

Many old posts on this blog are about Harborne Pool and the campaign to get it rebuilt, which I was heavily involved with during the 3 years I was Constituency Chairman. The Council has now rebuilt the pool (as these pictures show) … Continue reading