Monthly Archives: June 2013

Celebrating National Care Home Day At Sunrise Of Edgbaston

Today was National Care Home Day and Sunrise of Edgbaston in Church Road organised a full day of events to celebrate the occasion. I was invited along to help present the prizes for a poster competition which children from local … Continue reading

Wheelie Bins Arrive – And So Do The Complaints

This afternoon the wheelie bins arrived in my road, and of all the houses in the road they could have picked, the men delivering them picked my house to line them all up across the drive while they put the … Continue reading

Operation Scarlet

Tonight I’ve been out on patrol with the police as part of Operation Scarlet. Operation Scarlet is a police initiative in parts of Edgbaston and neighbouring wards – making sure street prostitution stays out of our area. This was a … Continue reading

Broad Street To Close In To City

At yesterday’s Transport Scrutiny Committee I managed to prise out the information (which was not prominent in the presentation) that during the six weeks the tunnels are closed for major works (mid July to Sept 2nd) the top of Broad … Continue reading

Black Bags Or Swimming Pools?

My written question, & Cllr Robert Alden’s written question, to Full Council yesterday revealed that so far £29,206 has been spent by Birmingham publicising the introduction of wheelie bins in the city. Three companies have been hired to help arrange … Continue reading

Well-Being Centres

Yesterday I attended the first official meeting of the Health & Well-being Board (previously it was a Shadow Board). It was my first, and last, meeting as I have changed from being Shadow Cabinet Member for Health & Well-being to … Continue reading

Green Carded Houses Which Don’t Seem Suitable For Wheelie Bins

I suspect there are many residents across the city who have been reassured by the Council’s promise that if their house is not suitable for a wheelie bin, they won’t have to have one. Today I was invited to take … Continue reading