Delighted to be invited to the official opening of the Audley luxury retirement village in Edgbaston yesterday.
Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, cut the ribbon – her first official engagement, after which we all enjoyed tours of the complex and a lovely lunch. Many thanks to Audley for inviting me.
Edgbaston Ward Conservatives out delivering leaflets and letters for Caroline Squire this morning.
Fantastic campaigning from Justine Greening in Birmingham today – campaigning in Northfield, Selly Oak, Edgbaston and finishing with a door knocking session in Erdington. Excellent response!
On Wednesday I attended Scrutiny Committee to request the Call In of the decision by the Labour Council to introduce car parking charges at the car park which serves Cannon Hill Park and the Midland Arts Centre.
I am pleased to report my request (seconded by Cllr Ewan Mackey) was agreed and the decision has been now been officially called in which means the Cabinet Member and officers have to have another look at it and bring another report to Cabinet before any proposed charges can be implemented.
I made the Call In request for a number of reasons not least the fact that the car park is in Edgbaston ward – yet there had been no consultation at all with Edgbaston Councillors!
Dinosaurs are arriving in Edgbaston ready for the Jurassic Kingdom event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens which opens Saturday May 20th. Well worth a visit!
Edgbaston’s three Councillors (pictured) with helpers out delivering Caroline Squire’s General Election leaflets in Edgbaston Ward this morning.
Great to see our new West Midlands Mayor Andy Street out campaigning with Robert Alden in Erdington earlier this week.