Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Day Which Doesn’t Exist!

I have just gone to write a meeting in my Council diary for Friday July 26th – only to find that according to the official Council diary, that date doesn’t exist this year! The diary page is printed with Thursday … Continue reading

Woodview Wheelie Bin Discussion – Part Two

Tonight’s monthly meeting of the Woodview Residents’ Association in Edgbaston carried on the wheelie bin discussion which took place last month when Labour’s Cllr McKay attended. Tonight’s discussion was prompted by a resident who wasn’t there last month, asking me … Continue reading

Wheelie Bins Rolled Out In Brandwood

Yesterday the roll out of wheelie bins started in Brandwood Ward. This picture was taken the day after the bins were delivered in this road. Meanwhile at the Harborne wheelie bin road show yesterday, residents were told that leaving wheelie … Continue reading

Edgbaston Ward Meeting

An interesting Edgbaston Ward meeting at the Church of the Redeemer on Wednesday night, when several people from the local Labour Party turned up to defend wheelie bins. I know they were from the Labour Party because they clearly wrote … Continue reading

One Year On – Labour’s Failures

It’s one year since the Labour Party took control of Birmingham Council, and Councillors and candidates from across the city have been out reminding people of some of the unpopular things Labour has done in just 12 months, including: Announced … Continue reading

Edgbaston HLB

Tonight I attended the May meeting of the Edgbaston Housing Liaison Board. At the meeting, I saw the minutes from the City HLB meeting which had received the same wheelie bin presentation as was made to the District Committees. According … Continue reading

Mayormaking Delayed

The AGM of Birmingham City Council which incorporates the annual Mayormaking ceremony was due to take place on Tuesday May 21st. However, due to the ill health of the Lord Mayor Elect, Cllr Mike Leddy, it has been delayed until … Continue reading

Edgbaston District Tasking

The May meeting of the Edgbaston District Tasking Committee took place yesterday at the Woodgate Valley Fire Station. The meeting was chaired by the local Police Inspector and issues in all four wards were covered. Cllr Hutchings and I attended … Continue reading

Car Club Launches In Birmingham

It was a case of deja vu when I saw that a pilot scheme of a new car share club is due to be launched in Birmingham on May 8th – well almost deja vu, anyway! A similar scheme operated … Continue reading