Monthly Archives: February 2013

Labour Making Policy On The Hoof?

I read today’s article about the wheelie bin roll out on The Chamberlain Files with great interest! You do get the impression that in a desperate bid to shore up the ruling Labour Group’s position, policy is being made on … Continue reading

Birmingham Budget Meeting

We all know Birmingham is short of money and cuts have to be made. Yes, the Government is giving us less money (though not as much less as some Labour Councillors would have you believe), but then the Government is … Continue reading

What? No Bags!

Hot on the heels of Labour charging Birmingham residents £35 to take their garden waste away, now Labour have decided we can all pay for our black bags too. Until the introduction of wheelie bins (which for most wards will … Continue reading

Labour Axe This Month’s Question Time

Next week’s Council papers have been published, and the Question Time session has been axed. The first explanation given for this was that there is never a question time session on Budget Day. When a quick check of previous years’ papers … Continue reading

Nominate A Neighbour!

A nominated neighbour scheme has been launched on the Waterworks Estate in Edgbaston in order to improve community safety in the area. It can be difficult for elderly or vulnerable residents to know if an unexpected caller is genuine. But those … Continue reading

Labour’s Wheelie Bin Poll Tax

One of the many reasons I am against wheelie bins is because the system makes it so much easier to charge people for the waste they throw out (via a micro chip in the bin) – and I don’t think … Continue reading

Labour Are Bringing Wheelie Bins To Harborne This Spring

Knowing that the two pilot wards for wheelie bins had already been chosen, at yesterday’s Full Council meeting, I asked Cllr McKay (the Cabinet member responsible for bringing the bins to Birmingham) to name them. It is good practice to tell … Continue reading