Monthly Archives: September 2013

Residents’ Meetings

I have attended residents’ meetings in the Woodview and Tally Ho! areas of the ward during the past couple of days. A chance to update residents on the roll out timetable for wheelie bins, and to tell them that if … Continue reading

Council Has Started Collecting Green Garden Waste Charge

As mentioned here before, the Labour Council have decided to introduce a £35 per annum charge for green garden waste collection from next February. Though they have tried to blame the Government, the fact is that it is the Labour … Continue reading

Just Remember Who’s To Blame

The next time Birmingham’s Labour Councillors moan that the amount of money the city gets from Government hasn’t increased as they’d like, they should remember why. It was a Birmingham Labour MP who spelled it out.

How Much Would Labour Cost You?

With the Labour Party conference taking place this week, now might be an interesting time  to take a look at the website mentioned below.

Calthorpe Business Alliance Meeting At Priory Tennis Club

Very enjoyable Calthorpe Business Alliance get together at the Priory Tennis Club yesterday afternoon. Pimms on the terrace on a Friday afternoon, chatting to people from businesses across Edgbaston, was a very pleasant way to finish the week. Also pleased to see … Continue reading

Wheelie Bin Call In Request

The Conservatives’ request for a call in on the Cabinet decision about the roll out of wheelie bins across the city was heard at Scrutiny this morning. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, no-one can deny that … Continue reading

And They Say Times Are Hard?

A continual cry from Birmingham’s Labour Councillors is that times are hard. We’ve had Sir Albert’s “jaws of doom” and “the end of local government as we know it”. Every time they make an unpopular decision, they blame it on … Continue reading

Two Consultations With Differing Results

As the wheelie bin report goes to Cabinet today, there is a timely article in today’s Birmingham Mail, pointing out just how much more comprehensive the Conservative’s survey on wheelie bins was, than the Council one. In common with a … Continue reading

Police Meeting & Wheelie Bin Pilot Results

I attended a lively police PACT meeting at the Clarendon Suites tonight. The Councillors and a number of residents were there to ask questions about the domehawk camera which the police recently removed from Wyndham Road, and a crime which took place recently … Continue reading

Why Would They?

Before the wheelie bins were introduced in the two pilot wards of Brandwood and Harborne, I asked the Labour Council Cabinet Member how the Council planned to stop people who are given wheelie bins, from adding their extra back bags (which … Continue reading