Author Archives: Deirdre Alden

Booking For HRCs

Following the re-opening of Birmingham Council’s Household Recycling Centres in May, there have – rather predictably – been long queues to access them, so much so that in some areas, surrounding businesses have been adversely affected. As a result, from … Continue reading


Many thanks to all the children across Edgbaston who have drawn rainbows to lift our spirits during the current crisis. This lovely display is outside Hallfield School. Stay safe!

Campaigning In Northfield

Campaigning in the bright sunshine for Gary Sambrook in Northfield today. Makes a change from all the rain we had at the beginning of the campaign! Good response on the doorsteps. People want to get Brexit done!

West Midlands Team Of Candidates

Conservative West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and our strong team of General Election Conservative candidates from across the West Midlands region.

Edgbaston Christmas Lights Switch On

  The Christmas reindeer have arrived in Edgbaston – all ready for the Christmas lights switch on at 6.00pm today at St George’s Church.

Three Great Candidates

Three great Conservative Councillors standing as Parliamentary Candidates in Birmingham this General Election. Good luck to Gary Sambrook (Northfield), Robert Alden (Erdington) and Alex Yip (Edgbaston).

General Election Campaign Launch

Great start last night to Alex Yip’s campaign to become Edgbaston’s next MP! He’ll make a fantastic Conservative representative for Edgbaston.

Making Mosaics At Edgewood Court

This afternoon I popped in to Edgewood Court where a project is underway to design and build a community mosaic of a flower garden which will be erected around the Karis Medical Centre in Waterworks Road next summer. The project … Continue reading

New Blue Plaque In Edgbaston

Today I attended the unveiling of the latest Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be displayed in Edgbaston Ward. The plaque commemorates Rev Thomas Swan (1795-1857) who was the Minister at Cannon Street Baptist Church and who also (in 1939) … Continue reading

Grants To Help Make Dreams Come True

I’m one of the Book Champions for “Once Upon A Time In Birmingham – Women Who Dared To Dream” a book  about 30 inspirational Birmingham women which was published last year to coincide with the centenary of women getting the … Continue reading