Monthly Archives: July 2014

Police & Crime Commissioner By-Election

Campaigning in the sunshine in Erdington High Street this morning for the Police and Crime Commission by-election. The by-election has been called following the sad death of the former PCC Bob Jones. The Conservative candidate at the by-election is Les … Continue reading

Labour Councillors Break Ranks

What a ridiculous situation Birmingham’s Labour Councillors have got themselves in! In a budget the size of some small countries’ budgets, the saving of £2.5 million to scrap the free garden waste collection is chicken feed. However the bad publicity … Continue reading

Celebrating A Successful Campaign

Today Edgbaston Conservatives and residents were celebrating a successful campaign, led by local Conservative campaigner and Edgbaston resident Matt Bennett, to keep the Benmore Play area open. Thank you to everyone on the Benmore Estate who signed our petition to … Continue reading

Benmore Play Area Saved!

I am delighted to report that the Conservative campaign to save the Benmore play area has been successful. A few weeks ago, Conservative Councillors were sent letters telling us the play area was closing. I immediately objected strongly to the … Continue reading

This And That

Interesting to discover that at the same time as 23 play areas across the city are being axed by Labour, in Handsworth Wood Ward they’re having a new one built. Having heard this rumour, I asked about it at today’s … Continue reading

Unveiling The Bothy

This morning I was invited to the opening of the replica bothy at the Guinea Gardens allotment site in Edgbaston. Back in the 1880s, every one of the gardens had a brick built bothy and many of the garden holders … Continue reading

Campaign To Keep The Sir Harry’s Post Office As It Is

As well as campaigning to save the Benmore Play Area, this week the Edgbaston Councillors and Campaigner Matt Bennett have been working to keep the Sir Harry’s Rd Post Office, situated in Hollies Croft, exactly as it is now. The … Continue reading