Monthly Archives: November 2012

KEHS Qestion Time

Today was the seventh annual Question Time event at King Edward’s High School for Girls in Edgbaston Park Rd. I was one of the panel of five, and there were some interesting questions on the subject of Tax, the EU … Continue reading

Birmingham’s Energy Recovery Facility

Yesterday I visited Birmingham Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Tyseley, which is operated by Veolia.  If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your black bag waste once the wagon has collected it, the picture below shows you the first stage … Continue reading

A “Brave” Decision?

As soon as the news broke that Birmingham’s Labour controlled Council is going to introduce wheelie bins – the complaints started coming in. On the phone, and people stopping me in the street when I was out delivering Special Rubbish … Continue reading

Jericho Wood Recycling Project

Today I visited the Wood Recycling Project in Nechells – which is run by the Jericho Foundation, one of Birmingham’s leading charities which currently runs eight social enterprises. Their motto is Jericho “changes lives through enterprise” and they help local … Continue reading

PCC Election Result

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is Labour’s Bob Jones. This is disappointing, but not altogether surprising looking at the political make up of the seven local authorities which comprise the area – Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, … Continue reading

Police And Crime Commission Election Day!

Today is Polling Day to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands. Vote Matt Bennett – the Conservative candidate!

Updating The Fleet & Waste Management Customer Charter

Six months on from the Labour administration taking over, no-one had bothered to update the Fleet and Waste Management Customer Charter on the Birmingham Council website – which still had a welcome from the former Conservative Cabinet Member in charge … Continue reading