Monthly Archives: October 2013

Eyes & Ears Campaign Relaunched

Birmingham City Council is relaunching its award winning Eyes & Ears adult safeguarding campaign next week. As a former Health Scrutiny Chairman, this is a move I welcome as the campaign is designed to protect Birmingham’s most vulnerable adults from … Continue reading

Who Will Collect These Leaves Next Year?

I have just been sent the attached photo by a constituent. It shows the bags of leaves he has collected up from the Priory Estate in Edgbaston (the estate with the tall tower blocks beside the County Cricket ground). The trees … Continue reading

Ward Lunch At Priory Tennis Club

Fifty people attended Edgbaston Ward Conservative Association’s Sunday Lunch fund raiser at the Priory Tennis Club today. Great food, in lovely surroundings, a good time was had by all – plus we raised lots of money for campaigning too.  

Happy Birthday Morrisons!

It’s one year ago today that Morrisons super store opened at Five Ways in Edgbaston, so a great day to be invited there by the store’s Community Relations Manager, Nasser Khan, for a store tour and to hear about the work … Continue reading

BCC Service Review Green Paper

The Birmingham City Council Service Review Green Paper on Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods was published yesterday. Amongst the suggestions is that the “market testing” of the refuse service (i.e. finding out what it would cost and what savings could … Continue reading

Book To The Future

Birmingham’s own version of the Hay Festival is taking place at the Birmingham University Campus in Edgbaston. Called “Book To The Future” it’s a festival of the written and spoken word – with a packed programme of lectures, workshops, readings … Continue reading

The Rules Of Debate

From school debating societies through to the Houses of Parliament,  the rules of debate are pretty much the same – and Birmingham City Council Chamber is no exception. It’s a pity therefore that some of the newer Labour members still haven’t … Continue reading