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FixMyStreet
Obstructing the pavement on a regular occasion., 19th January 

19 Jan 18

Pavement obstruction and poor parking on a regular basis.


FixMyStreet
Van parked on double yellows and on pavement, 17th January 

17 Jan 18

Illegally parked, blocking pavement up.


Blog politics
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.


FixMyStreet
Pothole and sunken ironworks, 15th January 

15 Jan 18

In the road there is sunken ironworks and potholes around it.


Blog
Diner claims chef ‘told him to **** off after he found a SCREW in his lamb’ 

15 Jan 18

Turners at 69 in Harborne has just closed with immediate effect…


FixMyStreet
Direction sign at Priory Road/Pershore Road has fallen down pole, such that a pedestrian or cyclist could easily catch their head on the sigange, 15th January 

15 Jan 18

Signage fallen down pole, such that pedestrian could catch their head on it and cause injury.


News
Former Michelin starred restaurant Turners in Harborne to close with immediate effect. 

15 Jan 18

Head Chef and owner of Turners at 69 on Harborne High Street has announced today (15/01) that the restaurant, which held a Michelin star between 2009 and 2017, will close with immediate effect.


Rugby
Police appeal after burglars raid Edgbaston home and make off with SAFE 

15 Jan 18

Police are appealing for help after suspects caught on CCTV in the raid on Vernon Road…


Local news
Police release image of man they want to trace who may have been a victim of crime 

14 Jan 18

Detectives have released an image of a man they want to trace, who they believe was the victim of a serious offence.


Rugby
Police appeal to trace man who may have been ‘victim of serious offence in Birmingham’ 

14 Jan 18

Police said four men were seen trying to bundle the unidentified man into a silver coloured hatchback car, on Edgbaston Road, in Balsall Heath…


FixMyStreet
Burnt out car westgate, 12th January 

12 Jan 18

Hi, there is an abandoned burnt out vehicle at the top of westgate, edgbaston.


Local news
B’ham MP joins calls for more action against domestic abuse 

12 Jan 18

Preet Gill, Labour MP for the Birmingham, Edgbaston constituency Birmingham MP Preet Gill has expressed shock at new figures revealing the limited use of a law designed to prevent domestic violence — particularly in the West Midlands.


Blog comment
Edgbaston MP Made Non-Disclosure “Oversight”! 

10 Jan 18

Pisspoor Sandwell Councillor/MP Preet Kaur Gill has made an early slip-up in her, hopefully, short parliamentary career.


FixMyStreet
Trip Hazards!, 9th January 

9 Jan 18

Multiple foot slabs out of place Needs to be fixed/amended ASAP Trip Hazards ALERT

Many thanks,

Broad St Warden Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 188 Broad Street, Edgbaston …


Rugby
How popular your local school is in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Just 43% of those who put Harborne Primary School as their first choice secured a place for this September…


Rugby
New £12m private care home to open in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Bupa has created 80 new jobs at healthcare facility in Edgbaston which will have 62 bedrooms…


Business
New £12m private care home to open in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Bupa has created 80 new jobs at healthcare facility in Edgbaston which will have 62 bedrooms…


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian Crossing light out, 7th January 

7 Jan 18

The pedestrian crossing lights on Harborne Lane are not working.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned bike, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Broad street city centre outside cinema bike is still here after being reported before christmas Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 178 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Pavement slabs sinking, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Broad street city centre outside five guys,numerous paving slabs are moving creating many trip hazzards thus needs sorting asap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 188 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report…


FixMyStreet
Trip hazzard, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Broad street city centre outside east to east paving slab lifted up,trp Hazzard into road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 191 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Unused barriers, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Broad street city centre outside the old bites takeaway are two blue barriers unused and left since Christmas can these be removed please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 78 Broad Street, Edgbaston…


Blog politics
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.


FixMyStreet
Light on lamp column 1 not working, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Light not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Old Church Avenue, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Windrush Grove Street light dose not work, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

Lamppost 1 and 2 are not working properly making the entire street black.


Blog music
Can’t sing, will sing 

5 Jan 18

Second Tuneless Choir comes to Birmingham.


Blog politics
Templefield Square 

3 Jan 18

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


Local news
Five Ways Underpass and Broad Street Restrictions 

2 Jan 18

To accommodate the Metro tram extension to Edgbaston new traffic restrictions have been announced by the Midland Metro Alliance.


FixMyStreet
Harborne Lane – Large Graffiti On Fence., 2nd January 

2 Jan 18

On Harborne Lane heading towards the QE Hospital, there is large white bubble graffiti on the fence that was buffed off few months ago, this is found next to the job centre and storage building.


FixMyStreet
Harborne Lane – Black and White Graffiti., 2nd January 

2 Jan 18

The brick wall shown in the photo now has black and white graffiti on it again, it is the wall heading towards Chapel Lane and retail park, the wall outside of Homebase, black graffiti near the pedestrian entrance to home base and white graffiti…


Business
Are you a Family Business? Don’t Miss Out on this Important Event – 30 Jan @ Edgbaston CC 

2 Jan 18

Succession Planning for Family BusinessesYou have spent years’ growing your business into what it is today but do you have the right plans in place for the future to ensure you can exit in a financially secure way and leave a business legacy…


Business
Review of 2017 – October: City’s MPs, abortion clinic protests and Boris Bikes for Birmingham 

1 Jan 18

The political map of Birmingham is to be redrawn with the number of MPs dropping from ten to nine and city’s health chief supports ban on protesters outside Edgbaston abortion clinic…


Blog politics
Rubbish Collection Details For Jan 1st 

31 Dec 17

Monday is Edgbaston’s bin day.


FixMyStreet
Broken glass in play ground, 31st December 

31 Dec 17

Sharp glass next to where children regularly play Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Buckthorn Avenue, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Dumped Rubbish, 31st December 

31 Dec 17

House no.5 has rubbish dumped at front of house.


FixMyStreet
Pothole, 23rd December 

23 Dec 17

Pothole Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 48 Bishopsgate Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Rugby
Devastated Edgbaston couple say deadly disease Alabama Rot killed their puppy 

21 Dec 17

The couple noticed the signs of the deadly disease after walking on Cannock Chase…


Rugby
Police swoop to arrest burglary suspects after THREE raids in ONE night 

20 Dec 17

Properties were broken into in Quinton, Weoley Castle and Selly Oak…


News
Homeless man has sadly died in the city centre.  

18 Dec 17

A man, aged 38, who had reportedly been homeless for sometime, has sadly died after being discovered on Edgbaston Street, near the Bullring Markets, on Sunday morning (17/12).


Rugby
London cab driver launches fundraising appeal for Birmingham taxi driver killed in horrific multi-vehicle crash 

18 Dec 17

Imtiaz Mohammed was one of six people killed in the collision near Edgbaston in the early hours of Sunday morning…


Blog politics
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.


News
Several dead in multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 

17 Dec 17

The accident near Edgbaston was described by West Midlands Police as “very difficult and upsetting”.


Blog comment
These are the BEST performing primary schools in Birmingham 

17 Dec 17

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Harborne was the best performing school in Birmingham…


Blog politics
Christmas Rubbish Collections 

16 Dec 17

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


Rugby
Alert for dog owners as pet dies from deadly Alabama rot in Birmingham 

16 Dec 17

First ever victim in city after Edgbaston fatality…


News
Alert for dog owners as pet dies from deadly Alabama rot in Birmingham 

16 Dec 17

First ever victim in city after Edgbaston fatality…


News
Moves to ban anti-abortion protesters in Birmingham backed by council 

14 Dec 17

Buffer zone could be created around Edgbaston clinic to stop vigils by pro-life group…


News
Moves to ban anti-abortion protesters in Birmingham backed by council 

14 Dec 17

Buffer zone could be created around Edgbaston clinic to stop vigils by pro-life group…


Blog politics
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.


Blog comment
Snow-ful Birmingham 

13 Dec 17

It seems like years since we’ve have the beauty of snow blanketing Birmingham but the recent snow of Sunday 10th December brought a festive charm, albeit with some travel disruption, to Birmingham and the West Midlands.


Rugby
Short-lived Edgbaston career still a highlight for Collins Obuya 

12 Dec 17

Collins Obuya’s presence at Edgbaston, for just two-thirds of a season, was fleeting but fascinating.


Rugby
THIS is why Uber hikes its prices during snowy weather 

12 Dec 17

It came after one passenger was given a proposed charge of up to 149 from Harborne to Solihull…


Blog politics
Birmingham Council Gritting Policy 

11 Dec 17

Please see the Council’s gritting policy above.


Rugby
Uber ‘wanted to charge £149 for trip from Harborne to Solihull’ because of the snow 

11 Dec 17

The surge pricing model – which is automatic – comes into effect during busy periods…


Blog politics
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.


Blog politics
Even More Snowy Edgbaston! 

10 Dec 17

Harborne Road unusually quiet this morning…


Blog politics
Snowy Edgbaston! 

9 Dec 17

Edgbaston Golf Club yesterday.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned pushbike, 9th December 

9 Dec 17

Broad street city centre outside cinema and near lc 51,a bike has been stripped of parts at the bike rack and needs removing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on…


Blog politics
Matt’s Corporate Parenting Request 

8 Dec 17

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


Rugby
Bus passengers still face delays and diversions across Birmingham after snowfall 

8 Dec 17

The latest list includes the 22 and 23 operating between Birmingham and Harborne only…