Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Month’s Rain Fell In One Hour In Edgbaston On Sunday

When I visited Winterbourne on Saturday afternoon, little did I guess that on Sunday afternoon the Met Office would be reporting the Winterbourne site in Edgbaston had recorded a massive 58 mm of rainfall in just one hour, and 81 … Continue reading

Road Closures In Edgbaston

Due to yesterday’s heavy rain, this morning Priory Rd in Edgbaston is closed as it approaches Church Rd  (damaged wall) and Harborne Rd is closed between Harborne High Street and Yateley Road (due to the road surface being damaged).

Record Rainfall In Edgbaston

Birmingham Updates is reporting that Edgbaston has recorded 60mm of rain in an hour according to the Environment Agency. I’ve certainly not seen it so heavy for years and the thunder was right overhead. Looking at the Birmingham Updates Twitter … Continue reading

One Of Edgbaston’s Delights

Spent a lovely afternoon at Winterbourne in Edgbaston Park Road – one of Edgbaston’s delights. The home of the Nettlefolds, both the Edwardian house and the extensive gardens are now open to the public – well worth a visit.

Dippy Arrives in Birmingham!

“Dippy on tour” has arrived in Birmingham! Delighted to be at tonight’s preview of what is going to be a very successful exhibition I’m sure! (His tail’s so long, it wouldn’t fit in the picture!)

Mayor-Making At Birmingham City Council

Today was Birmingham City Council’s AGM and Mayor-Making ceremony. Delighted to celebrate the appointment of Cllr Yvonne Mosquito as Birmingham’s Lord Mayor for 2018-2019. She was ably proposed by her fellow Labour Councillor Sybil Spence and seconded by the Conservative … Continue reading

Freedom Of The City – RAF Cosford

Delighted to be invited to the ceremony today to confer the Freedom of the City upon RAF Cosford, a decision which was resolved by the City Council on July 11th 2017. After the ceremony in Victoria Square, RAF Cosford exercised … Continue reading

Cycle Way & Cricket Ground

Cllr Matt Bennett and I had a busy morning today first meeting with Council officers and residents regarding on-going concerns which residents have about the knock on effect of the Bristol Rd cycle way on traffic in various other parts … Continue reading

Lee Crescent Meeting

The District Engineer and I met with residents from Lee Crescent this evening. We’ve already managed to secure the funding for parking regulations  there and in nearby Ryland Road and these are due to be advertised shortly. Tonight’s meeting led … Continue reading

All Change In Harborne!

Good to meet up with Peter Fowler, (centre), Harborne’s new Conservative Councillor, at the Harborne Farmers’ Market yesterday. At the election, John (my husband) stood down as a Harborne Councillor having done 33 years and 2 months service! He was … Continue reading