Friday, July 16, 2010

More Hagley Road Plans

If you live at the western end of Quinton Ward, you might be particularly interested in the planned alterations to Hagley Road to accommodate the proposed Netto supermarket. You can find them here:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ss Faith and Laurence Family Fun Day

After my advice bureau at the Quinborne Centre, I went to Ss Faith and Laurence's annual Family Fun Day on the corner of Court Oak Road and (the newly resurfaced) Croftdown Road.

Politicians have a reputation, sometimes undeserved, sometimes not, for turning up at fĂȘtes and the like, cutting the ribbon, having their photo taken and disappearing. So I made sure I visited all of the stands and talked to as many of the exhibitors as I could.

I had some interesting chats with people from Troop Aid, The University of The Third Age, Cerebral Palsy Midlands, Queen Alexandra College, Positive Parenting, Quinton Local History Society, The Crossway, Beech Lanes Neighbourhood Forum and many others. We discussed ways that the Council as a whole or local Councillors in particular may be able to help - hopefully we'll be able to take some of the ideas forward.

Well done to Reverend White and all at Ss Faith and Laurence for putting on such a great event - already looking forward to next year.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Hagley Road Improvements

The Conservative-led Council has recently published proposals that are intended to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow into and out of the City Centre along Hagley Road. You can have a look at them here:

If you'd like to comment, please let me know your views, or email by Friday 16th July.

Great News for Bus Users in Welsh House Farm

From 25th July, the 636 bus will be extended from its current terminus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital into the City Centre, terminating on Upper Dean Street, close to the markets. This will provide direct access to the City Centre for residents of Welsh House Farm.

Get your bus pass out!

Monday, July 05, 2010

STOP PRESS: Four Dwellings Building Schools for the Future Scheme to Continue

There has been some uncertainty lately about the fate of the Four Dwellings Building Schools for the Future scheme, as the new Government works to manage the £156bn budget deficit it inherited.

The Government today announced that the Four Dwellings scheme will continue to completion, which is excellent news. We may see some changes to the plans to ensure that best value is achieved, but the scheme will carry on.

You can read more in the Department for Education's press release:

Sunday, July 04, 2010

At Harborne Carnival

Up at eight this morning to get to Harborne High Street in time for the annual Carnival. Quinton ward includes an area that most people would consider to be part of Harborne, so it's good to support this event.

Lots of people came to visit the stall and there was a great atmosphere. Looking forward to next year already!