Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Tale of Two Saturdays

Last Saturday, I visited Centenary Square to support Artsfest, Birmingham's annual festival of arts. There were many interesting sights and sounds and I had a very enjoyable time. Staging such a large event is a massive undertaking and I would like to thank everyone who played a part.

In Quinton today, we had a event promoting healthy living at the Keystone Centre in Purbeck Croft, Wesh House Farm. The event featured activities and events including children's car safety, healthy eating and tacking alcohol abuse. It was well attended by local residents and was a very worthwhile day.

And while we're on the subject, don't forget that all adult residents of Birmingham can now use all of the city's swimming pools free until March 2011. All you have to do is sign up for a Leisure Card, which you can do on the spot at any pool or leisure centre. Children and senior citizens are already entitled to free swimming. So what are you waiting for?!?

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Strike a Pose!

I've just been to Dimmingsdale Bank (between Simmons Drive and Highfield Lane) with fellow Quinton Councillor Jane James and our Parliamentary Spokesman Deirdre Alden. Many residents had reported litter building up under a hedge on the road, so we donned the rubber gloves and got stuck in.

We pulled out several bags' worth, and then carried on around the corner, finishing off by The Village Inn and the shops next door. We'll go on fighting the good fight to keep Quinton clean and green!