Opening Of Audley St George’s Place, Edgbaston


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.




Delivering For Caroline Squire


Edgbaston Ward Conservatives out delivering leaflets and letters for Caroline Squire this morning.

Justine Greening In Birmingham

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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!

Labour Plan To Charge For Car Parking At Cannon Hill Park

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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 In Edgbaston!


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!

Delivering In Edgbaston


Edgbaston’s three Councillors (pictured) with helpers out delivering Caroline Squire’s General Election leaflets in Edgbaston Ward this morning.

Andy Street Campaigning For General Election


Great to see our new West Midlands Mayor Andy Street out campaigning with Robert Alden in Erdington earlier this week.