Important News

I have never hidden my political preferences and I hope you would understand this is true of my main posts on this blog. So to update the many readers of this blog I feel it is important to share the following with you that I have been selected as the local Labour Party Candidate for…

Black Friday warning

For some reason in this country we have decided to copy the Black Friday concept from the US. Of course over there it is linked to Thanksgiving, not something we celebrate. However it is here and started last year and it was chaos at the Old Horns island with people trying to get to ASDA…

Have your say on Pheasey Library

I have received the Conservatives leaflet today which of course mentions the Library situation. I will keep my own personal view of their tactics from this post but lets say they are playing deeply cynical politics over it. I do support fully the retaining of the services at the library wherever possible and remembering the…

Updates – Planning and Library

Apologies due to the lack of updates but I have had a few issues to sort out. On the Library let me make it clear regardless of my party affiliation I support the continuation of the Library on Pheasey. This is 100% clear I hope and I will be submitting my thoughts to the consultation…

Threat to services on Pheasey

As you may be aware the Council announced on Tuesday what the scale of the cuts will be for the whole council – LINK Inevitably the most eye catching of the proposals are – Closure of 8 Libraries including Pheasey – Reduction of waste collection – Possible closure of 12 Children Centres, no names given…

New Photo’s of Great Barr Hall

Paul Edwards has posted these photo’s on the following FB pages about Maggies He has given me permission to repost them here, thanks Paul. It does show to me that all is not lost there and that actually with the right plans this can be an excellent community asset. Up to others to decide if…