Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wheelie Bins? It’s All Ideology!

The wheelie bin call in was rejected, so Labour will be going ahead with introducing them – to the annoyance of many people including myself. Whilst it’s true many other parts of the country have them, I’m not sure how … Continue reading

Privatisation Of Refuse Service Still On The Cards

This morning I popped into Committee Room 6 to listen to part of the Call In on wheelie bins. Sadly the 8 Labour Councillors present did not accept the Call In so the Cabinet decision stands. Birmingham’s Labour Councillors will … Continue reading

Safe Haven Youth Club Christmas Party

Tonight Cllr Fergus Robinson and I popped into the Safe Haven Youth Club Christmas Party. The club is based at the Church of the Redeemer, off Monument Road, run by the police, and partly funded through the Edgbaston Ward Comunity … Continue reading

Christmas Rubbish Collections

I have today received a note from the fleet and waste management department telling me the arrangements for Christmas rubbish collections. There will be no collection on Christmas Day and Boxing Day although scheduled collections will take place as normal … Continue reading

Christmas & Birthday Celebrations

Tonight, Cllr Hutchings, Cllr Robinson and I went to the Edgbaston HLB December meeting and Christmas Party. A good time was had by all, and special thanks go to Gwen for her wonderful trifle (which we all look forward to … Continue reading

Birmingham Budget Consultation Meetings

This week I have been to two of the Birmingham Budget Consultation meetings. I went to the one in Erdington on Tuesday and popped in for the first hour of the one in Cotteridge today. Considering there are only 4 … Continue reading

Privatisation Of Street Cleansing

At the Cabinet on Monday, Labour speakers tried to assure everyone that the fact they were embarking on a procurement process to obtain private sector bids for the delivery of the refuse collection service, didn’t mean they actually¬†WERE going to … Continue reading