Author Archives: Deirdre Alden

November 11th 2018

Very moving to be at Birmingham’s annual Remembrance Service today – exactly 100 years to the day since the end of the First World War. This year it was held by the Cathedral which worked well and there were big … Continue reading

Consultation Two

Cllr Matt Bennett and I met up with many members of the Calthorpe Residents’ Society at the second consultation event of the week last night at the new Edgbaston Park Hotel in Edgbaston Park Rd. The Calthorpe Residents’ Society had … Continue reading

Good News From The Conservative Government


Consultation One

Today Cllr Matt Bennett and I visited a consultation at the MAC regarding the proposed new crossing and cycle facilities at the Pershore Rd/Priory Rd junction. We’ve been calling for action here for years (literally) so we are delighted that … Continue reading

Birmingham Book Launch

  As part of the Birmingham Literary Festival, today I went to the launch of a new book – Once Upon A Time In Birmingham – Women Who Dared To Dream. The book tells the stories of 30 inspirational Birmingham … Continue reading

Missed Collections

I get a significant number of complaints each week about missed collections – sometimes, household, or recycling, or green (which of course people have paid for) sometimes all three, and often assisted collections. The last three weeks this has escalated. … Continue reading

Eve Of Conference Dinner

  Great to be at the third big fund raising dinner in Birmingham this year, this time with Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, as the main speaker. A great evening on the eve of the Conservative Party Conference which opens … Continue reading