Author Archives: Deirdre Alden

Midland Metro Alliance Highway Works

Today Matt and I went to the drop in event organised by the Midland Metro Alliance regarding forthcoming highway works which will be necessary as the Midland Metro route is extended to come down Broad Street into Edgbaston. In particular … Continue reading

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Opening & Unveiling At BCU

Today I was invited to a double event at Birmingham City University’s South Campus in Westbourne Road, Edgbaston. The new building was officially opened with a ribbon cutting, and then a blue plaque was unveiled by local resident Jane Darnton … Continue reading

Thank You Dinner For Fergus Robinson

Edgbaston Ward Conservatives’ Executive Committee held a dinner at The Physician tonight to thank former Cllr Fergus Robinson for his years of service as an Edgbaston Councillor between 2002 and 2018. We all had some great times over the years … Continue reading

Labour’s Travel Tax Will Hit Edgbaston Hard

Conservatives were the only party in Birmingham to announce their Clean Air Plan BEFORE May’s Local Elections. That in itself should have told people that Labour had a nasty surprise up its sleeve. Conservatives suggested new green infrastructure such as … Continue reading

Looking At The Flood Damage At The Guinea Gardens

In the aftermath of last month’s torrential rainfall and flooding in Edgbaston, this is what the restored bothy at the Edgbaston Guinea Gardens looked like. Yesterday afternoon, Cllr Matt Bennett and I were given a tour of the gardens. and … Continue reading

Windrush Public Services Day Exhibition

This week sees a number of events in Birmingham celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush – celebrating the journeys and lives of those who came to help rebuild the country after the Second World War. As … Continue reading