Author Archives: Deirdre Alden

Blue Plaque Unveiling

Today I was delighted to be invited to the unveiling of a blue plaque at the Edgbaston Community Centre. The plaque commemorates Ida B Wells, an American human rights activist who stayed at a house (66 Gough Rd) where the … Continue reading

Winter In Touch

Edgbaston Conservatives delivering our Winter In Touch newsletter this morning. Staying in touch all year round – not just at election time.

Labour’s Broken Promise – Rubbish Collections Going Fortnightly

Despite Labour saying before the 2018 elections that “no ifs or buts”, they were not moving to fortnightly rubbish collections – now we have a strike situation, that is exactly what is going to happen. The Council has announced plans … Continue reading

Recycling Left

Birmingham’s bin staff are currently on a work to rule. This week a large part of Edgbaston has not had its recycling collected. The Council is aware of this, but staff are unable to say when it will be collected. … Continue reading

Parts Of Edgbaston Without Water

Parts of Edgbaston are without water this morning (me included!) after a burst water main on the Hagley Road last night, outside the Plough and Harrow Hotel. Severn Trent operatives are on site trying to deal with the leak which … Continue reading

Edgbaston Coffee Morning At Audley Retirement Village

There was a very good turn out at the latest community coffee morning held in Edgbaston today. Started as part of the LIF project, previous coffee mornings have taken place at The Friends Meeting House in St James’ Rd. However … Continue reading

Edgbaston Christmas Lights Switch On

Big crowds at the Edgbaston Christmas Lights Switch On this evening around St George’s Church, complete with special appearances by pupils from the Elmhurst Ballet School and Father Christmas and his reindeer!