Monthly Archives: January 2012

Welcoming The Year Of The Dragon!

As a dragon person myself, I was especially delighted to join Birmingham’s Chinese community this lunch time for a reception to welcome in the Year of the Dragon! Birmingham’s celebrations were held at the Arcadian Centre and included traditional dragon … Continue reading

Official Opening For The New Swimming Pool

Today the constituency’s new swimming pool and gym in Harborne, was officially opened by the Leader of the Council. It was a great moment for all of us who campaigned so hard to get the new pool and it was … Continue reading

Name That Gritter!

As reported on this site earlier in the winter,  Amey – working in conjunction with Birmingham City Council – have invested in a brand new fleet of gritters for winter maintenance this year. To mark their arrival in the city, … Continue reading

Troop Aid Coffee Morning

Yesterday I went along to a charity coffee morning in Edgbaston in aid of Troop Aid. There was an interesting talk by a lady from Troop Aid, talking about the grab bags they make up to give to wounded soldiers. Nice to … Continue reading

Citizenship Competition

This afternoon I was one of the judges at the annual citizenship competition at KEHS on Edgbaston Park Rd. 8 teams of girls had made it through to the final and presented on such topics as better lighting on railway … Continue reading

New Scrutiny Review To Look At Position Of Lord Mayor

At Friday’s Co-ordinating O & S Committee, we agreed to set up a small review group to look into the role played by the Lord Mayoralty in the future given the different possible constitutional scenarios: a) should the city move … Continue reading

Birmingham January Council Meeting

Interesting Full Council meeting today. Sad how Harborne’s Labour Councillor felt he had to stand up and offer a criticism on the subject of Harborne’s new pool. This from the party who so poorly maintained the building  that by the time the … Continue reading