Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 19 January 2018


Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston

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Mess Left By Travellers 

17 Jan 18

Went with a resident to look at a site this morning where mess left by travellers last summer is still present.

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New Yellow Lines 

6 Jan 18

Checking out the new yellow lines installed in Carpenter Rd and Pakenham Rd just before Christmas – after a very long wait and a concerted effort by residents and Councillors to get them put in.

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Templefield Square 

3 Jan 18

Overflowing litter bin is not a nice welcome to Templefield Square.

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Rubbish Collection Details For Jan 1st 

31 Dec 17

Monday is Edgbaston’s bin day.

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Nine Lessons & Carols 

17 Dec 17

Delighted to have been asked to read a lesson tonight at the annual Festival of Nine Lessons Carols at St Augustine’s of Hippo Church in Edgbaston, along with Birmingham Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Underwood.

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Christmas Rubbish Collections 

16 Dec 17

Please remember that as usual there will be no rubbish collections on Dec 25th or 26th.

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Catch Up Rubbish Collections 

13 Dec 17

Still no firm word from the Council on exactly when Monday’s missed rubbish and recycling collections will be done, just that they are trying to catch up.

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Birmingham Council Gritting Policy 

11 Dec 17

Please see the Council’s gritting policy above.

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Birmingham Council Services Disrupted 

10 Dec 17

All city run schools and related transport will not operate on Monday Dec 11th due to the weather.

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Even More Snowy Edgbaston! 

10 Dec 17

Harborne Road unusually quiet this morning…

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Snowy Edgbaston! 

9 Dec 17

Edgbaston Golf Club yesterday.

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Matt’s Corporate Parenting Request 

8 Dec 17

Great to be invited to Calthorpe Business Alliance’s Christmas event this lunch time.

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Labour’s Recycling Failure 

3 Dec 17

When the Conservatives and Lib Dems took control of Birmingham in 2004, the city (after 20 years of Labour control) had very little recycling provision.

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Litter Picking In Richmond Hill Road Area 

2 Dec 17

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.

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Lord Mayor’s Charity Quiz 

29 Nov 17

“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.

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Wellington Road Working Party 

22 Nov 17

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 …

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Remembrance Sunday In Birmingham 

12 Nov 17

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.

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Delivering In Touch Leaflets 

11 Nov 17

Edgbaston Councillors and team out delivering In Touch leaflets in Edgbaston this morning.

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Poppy Appeal 

10 Nov 17

Please support this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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In Touch With Edgbaston 

8 Nov 17

In Touch leaflets being delivered across Edgbaston at the moment.

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Celebrating Birmingham’s First Female Councillor 

1 Nov 17

Birmingham’s first female Councillor was elected 106 years ago today.

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Spreading The News! 

28 Oct 17

Following on from yesterday’s good news story, today I was down at North, South, East and West Drives delivering a letter telling people the good news that their inbound bus stop on the Pershore Road will be reinstated as from Monday October 30th.

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Bus Campaign Success! 

27 Oct 17

I am delighted to report that the Conservative Councillors’ campaign to get the inbound bus stop by South Drive (on the Pershore Rd) reinstated has been successful! I was notified by TfWM at lunch time that our concerns have been listened to, and …

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Don’t Plonk It, Park it! 

23 Oct 17

Delivered some of these really useful leaflets today to a resident having problems with people parking inappropriately in his area.

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Saturday Campaigning 

21 Oct 17

Edgbaston Conservative team out campaigning this Saturday.