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

First Community First Meeting

Today the first meeting of Edgbaston Ward’s Community First Group took place. Community First is a new government funded initiative which will make almost £34,000 available to Edgbaston Ward over the coming 4 years. The money will be given to various … Continue reading

Harborne’s New Swimmming Pool Opened Today

The new Harborne pool which will serve the whole Edgbaston constituency and beyond, opened today. Where Labour didn’t maintain and even closed our local swiming baths (such as the one in Monument Road which served North Edgbaston) the Conservative led … Continue reading