Monthly Archives: March 2013

Edgbaston Police Station Will Be Sold

I have had confirmation from the local Police Inspector today that Edgbaston Police Station is indeed going to close and the site will be sold. Having an elected Police Commissioner means we know exactly who to blame for such decisions … Continue reading

Edgbaston Police Station To Close ?

During the Police Commissioner elections last autumn, Conservative candidate Matt Bennett ran on a ticket of not closing local police stations. Labour sadly seem to have other ideas. I was shocked to be sent a link from a constituent a … Continue reading

Side Waste – The Debate Rumbles On

After (or possibly during) Friday’s Northfield District Committee, at least one Longbridge Councillor took to Twitter to state they had been advised there would be NO cap on recycling – and that Cllr Robert Alden was therefore wrong when he said … Continue reading

Stop Press! Wheelie Bin Pilot Takes In Small Part Of Edgbaston

I’ve just been informed tonight that the wheelie bin pilot scheme (due to be rolled out in May or June) will take in a small part of Edgbaston Ward – namely Metchley Lane. One side of this road is in … Continue reading

Edgbaston’s New QE Hospital Short Of Beds

Edgbaston residents will be concerned to hear yesterday’s news that our new state of the art QE Hospital, which was only opened in 2010, is short of beds and having to re-open wards in the old hospital next door to … Continue reading

Summer In The City

(With apologies to The Lovin’ Spoonful and song writers John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone – and inspired by the fact that Birmingham’s Labour Councillors are planning to run a black bag rubbish collection scheme in the city this summer – … Continue reading

Wheelie Bin Consultation – Part 2

The live streaming of Birmingham Council committee meetings allows anyone (including other Councillors) to watch things they would otherwise not get to see. Having had a lively discussion on the wheelie bin consultation at the Edgbaston District Committee on Monday, … Continue reading