Monthly Archives: April 2013

Woodview Residents’ Meeting

The regular monthly Woodview Residents’ meeting was held (unusually) on a Tuesday this month – to allow the Labour Cabinet Member to answer questions on wheelie bins (he couldn’t come last Thursday). The invitation came about after residents raised a … Continue reading

Calthorpe Business Alliance

Good meeting of the Calthorpe Business Alliance this lunch time at the Jaguar Suite at Edgbaston County Ground. Good turn out and an excellent venue with interesting speeches and good networking opportunities. And being at the cricket ground made me … Continue reading

A Wheelie Bad Press Release

I could hardly believe my eyes (or my luck!) when I saw yesterday’s City Council press release on the subject of wheelie bins (which you can read on the Chamberlain Files website). I have no idea who was responsible for … Continue reading

Councillor Meets The School Council!

Today I visited St Paul’s School for Girls in Vernon Road, Edgbaston and met with their School Council. I talked to them about Birmingham City Council and how it is run, and they in turn told me about their School … Continue reading

Happy St George’s Day!

Happy St George’s day! It was good to see the flags flying when I was leafletting in Basrsham Close this afternoon.

Lady Thatcher – The Edgbaston Connection

Like many people, I was very sad to hear of the death of Lady Margaret Thatcher on Monday. She was a strong Prime Minister, well respected throughout the world, and I send my condolences to her family. I was interested … Continue reading

The One Consultation Which Really Matters

At a time when finances are stretched, here’s a novel (some might say patently obvious) idea. Why don’t the powers that be scrap the endless expensive, time consuming and often pointless consultations which these days public bodies┬áseem duty bound to … Continue reading