Like many of our residents, the Edgbaston Conservative Councillors are not impressed by the poor amount of street cleaning we get from Birmingham’s Labour Council. When we ran the Council (prior to 2012) every ward had a Community Chest budget which, in Edgbaston, we partly spent on a Hit Squad of extra Council workers to clean our streets. Now that budget has been cut to nil by Labour and we cannot employ that extra help any more. The rubbish and leaves are piling up.
This morning your three Councillors did a litter pick in Richmond Hill Rd, Harrisons Rd and part of Somerset Rd. We cannot dispose of leaves, but just by picking up litter, in that small space we filled two black sacks and disposed of a large cardboard box which once contained a curtain rail. Horrifying to see so much litter in such a relatively small area.
“The Inquizitories” team of Tory Councillors at last night’s Lord Mayor’s Charity Quiz held in the Great Hall, at Birmingham University in Edgbaston.
Our team consisted of Cllrs Gareth Moore and Bobby Alden (Erdington) Cllrs Debbie Clancey and Randal Brew (Northfield) and Cllrs Deirdre Alden and Fergus Robinson (Edgbaston). We finished in the top half, so were very pleased!
Also taking part (in another team) were Conservative Cllrs Andrew Hardie (Sutton Vesey) and Des Flood (Bartley Green).
Interesting meeting of the Wellington Road working party last night with the three Councillors, Council officers and resident representatives, to discuss mitigation works in Wellington Rd as a result of the proposed changes caused by the forthcoming cycle lane on the Bristol Rd.
The new Traffic Regulation Order for the cycle lane will be advertised from tomorrow – November 23rd.
Because of the works in Centenary Square, this year Birmingham’s Remembrance service once again took place in Victoria Square – just as it did the very first year poppies were worn, in 1921.
We will remember them.
Edgbaston Councillors and team out delivering In Touch leaflets in Edgbaston this morning.