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Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston

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Midland Metro Alliance Highway Works 

4 Jul 18

Today Matt and I went to the drop in event organised by the Midland Metro Alliance regarding forthcoming highway works which will be necessary as the Midland Metro route is extended to come down Broad Street into Edgbaston.

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More businesses since 2010 

1 Jul 18

More businesses, more jobs, more opportunities.

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Opening & Unveiling At BCU 

28 Jun 18

Today I was invited to a double event at Birmingham City University’s South Campus in Westbourne Road, Edgbaston.

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Thank You Dinner For Fergus Robinson 

27 Jun 18

Edgbaston Ward Conservatives’ Executive Committee held a dinner at The Physician tonight to thank former Cllr Fergus Robinson for his years of service as an Edgbaston Councillor between 2002 and 2018.

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Labour’s Travel Tax Will Hit Edgbaston Hard 

20 Jun 18

Conservatives were the only party in Birmingham to announce their Clean Air Plan BEFORE May’s Local Elections.

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Looking At The Flood Damage At The Guinea Gardens 

19 Jun 18

In the aftermath of last month’s torrential rainfall and flooding in Edgbaston, this is what the restored bothy at the Edgbaston Guinea Gardens looked like.

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Windrush Public Services Day Exhibition 

18 Jun 18

This week sees a number of events in Birmingham celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush – celebrating the journeys and lives of those who came to help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

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Fighting Crime In Edgbaston 

15 Jun 18

Very useful meeting this evening with some Edgbaston residents and the police about car crime in their area of the ward.

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Supporting Our Local Grammar Schools At Full Council 

14 Jun 18

The Government has announced the first tranche of a £200 million pot of money to expand the number of places at grammar schools which already exist.

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Councillors’ Market Place 

13 Jun 18

Lots of interesting things at the Councillors’ Market Place yesterday (ahead of the June Full Council meeting) including coming face to face with this replica of Dippy’s skull! Don’t forget you can see Dippy the dinosaur all summer at the …

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Let’s Ride Birmingham 

10 Jun 18

HSBC Let’s Ride Birmingham is taking place today with a route which starts in the city centre, comes out down the Pershore Rd in Edgbaston and then doubles back to form a loop.

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Number Of Workless Households Falls 

7 Jun 18

The number of workless households has fallen to its lowest level since records began – falling by 970,000 since 2010.

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Butterfly House At The Botanical Gardens 

6 Jun 18

The Butterfly House has now opened for the summer at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.

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Traffic Chaos In Edgbaston 

4 Jun 18

Part resurfacing has been carried out at several locations in Edgbaston today – including Spring Road and in Westbourne Rd (pictured).

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Road Repairs On Harborne Road 

3 Jun 18

After lots of pressure from Cllr Matt Bennett and myself, work finally underway this weekend to repair first the sewer, and then the damaged road surface on Harborne Road (damage caused by last Sunday’s floods).

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A Month’s Rain Fell In One Hour In Edgbaston On Sunday 

28 May 18

When I visited Winterbourne on Saturday afternoon, little did I guess that on Sunday afternoon the Met Office would be reporting the Winterbourne site in Edgbaston had recorded a massive 58 mm of rainfall in just one hour, and 81 mm in twelve hours.

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Road Closures In Edgbaston 

28 May 18

Due to yesterday’s heavy rain, this morning Priory Rd in Edgbaston is closed as it approaches Church Rd  (damaged wall) and Harborne Rd is closed between Harborne High Street and Yateley Road (due to the road surface being damaged).

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Record Rainfall In Edgbaston 

27 May 18

Birmingham Updates is reporting that Edgbaston has recorded 60mm of rain in an hour according to the Environment Agency.

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One Of Edgbaston’s Delights 

26 May 18

Spent a lovely afternoon at Winterbourne in Edgbaston Park Road – one of Edgbaston’s delights.

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Dippy Arrives in Birmingham! 

24 May 18

“Dippy on tour” has arrived in Birmingham! Delighted to be at tonight’s preview of what is going to be a very successful exhibition I’m sure! (His tail’s so long, it wouldn’t fit in the picture…

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Mayor-Making At Birmingham City Council 

22 May 18

Today was Birmingham City Council’s AGM and Mayor-Making ceremony.

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Freedom Of The City – RAF Cosford 

19 May 18

Delighted to be invited to the ceremony today to confer the Freedom of the City upon RAF Cosford, a decision which was resolved by the City Council on July 11th 2017.

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Cycle Way & Cricket Ground 

18 May 18

Cllr Matt Bennett and I had a busy morning today first meeting with Council officers and residents regarding on-going concerns which residents have about the knock on effect of the Bristol Rd cycle way on traffic in various other parts of Edgbaston…

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Lee Crescent Meeting 

16 May 18

The District Engineer and I met with residents from Lee Crescent this evening.

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All Change In Harborne! 

13 May 18

Good to meet up with Peter Fowler, (centre), Harborne’s new Conservative Councillor, at the Harborne Farmers’ Market yesterday.