Last week saw the first Edgbaston Ward meeting of the new municipal year. Your Edgbaston Councillors like to rotate the meetings around the ward, and rotate the Chairman. So this year I took over as Edgbaston Ward Chairman, and the first meeting was held at the Church of the Redeemer.
The main item on the agenda (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Travel plan) was pulled at the last minute – not by us, I hasten to add! I am told it should be on the agenda of the next meeting in September.
However we had a lively discussion about the wheelie bin roll out in the Monument Road area, street cleansing and other related rubbish issues. A representative from the Montague Street depot (which covers this small corner of Edgbaston) was on hand to answer residents’ queries. After the meeting, the three Councillors did a walk around the Waterworks Estate to discuss with residents in more depth some of the other issues raised.