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FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 17th June 

17 Jun 18

Bags n bags of rubbish dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 448 West Boulevard, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 17th June 

17 Jun 18

Outside City Discount Store on City Rd Side.


Blog politics
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.


Blog politics
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.


Local news
Police seek man in relation to burglary 

14 Jun 18

West Midlands Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary in Birmingham last month.


FixMyStreet
Zebra crossing needs to be repainted, 14th June 

14 Jun 18

The zebra at the junction of Willows Road and Edgbaston Road has worn away and is hardly visible, which creates danger for pedestrians at this busy intersection Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

Wooden items dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 219 City Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
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 …


FixMyStreet
Multiple potholes on west bound quinton expressway between quinton underpass and Junc3 M5, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

The wets bound carriageway Quinton Expressway has multiple potholes in the outer Lane which traffic struggle to avoid as he head West down to the motorway.


Blog feature
Foodies Festival Comes Back to Birmingham 

12 Jun 18

Foodies Festival has now become a fixture on Birmingham’s events calendar and once again it returns to Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston ready to accommodate the 30,000 food lovers that are set to visit.


Rugby
£1.3m funding to improve Edgbaston junction where doctor Suzanna Bull was killed 

12 Jun 18

Department for Transport grants capital for cycling improvements at notorious crossroads near Edgbaston stadium where Suzanna Bull was killed last year…


Cricket
County Championship: Usman Khawaja’s Glamorgan debut ton sets up Bears run chase 

11 Jun 18

Australia Test batsman Usman Khawaja hits a debut century as Glamorgan set Warwickshire 294 to win at Edgbaston.


News
County Championship: Usman Khawaja’s Glamorgan debut ton sets up Bears run chase 

11 Jun 18

Australia Test batsman Usman Khawaja hits a debut century as Glamorgan set Warwickshire 294 to win at Edgbaston.


News
Police seize deadly guns in Quinton in early-morning operation 

11 Jun 18

Tip off led officers to weapons on city street…


FixMyStreet
Reporting Flytipping, 11th June 

11 Jun 18

Rubbish and Fly tipping placed outside the Enterprise Centre on CITY Rd side just off Dudley Rd.


Rugby
Gambler ‘banned from Birmingham casino after claiming to have no-lose system’ 

11 Jun 18

Balvinder Sambhi says Rainbow Casino in Edgbaston banned him after he won 50k at roulette…


Blog politics
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.


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping and Rubbish, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Outside the Enterprise Centre on corner of Dudley Rd and City Rd, rubbish dumped and also Fly Tipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 32 City Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bin full and rubbish outside, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Bin full and rubbish outside it in Barley Rd adjoining Buckthorne Avenue Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 246a Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Fly tiping, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Wooden box left on pavement outside 246b Rotton Park Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 246a Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Balloon Gas Canister and children’s large toy Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 83 Laxey Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish lying about street outside No. 63 Laxey Rd, 10th June 

10 Jun 18

Details in title Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 83 Laxey Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping, 9th June 

9 Jun 18

Dumped rubbish in right of No.


Cricket
County Championship: Warwickshire’s Josh Poysden spins Glamorgan out 

9 Jun 18

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden’s career-best 5-29 helps Warwickshire dismiss Glamorgan for 220, with the home side 24-2 in reply at Edgbaston.


News
County Championship: Warwickshire’s Josh Poysden spins Glamorgan out 

9 Jun 18

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden’s career-best 5-29 helps Warwickshire dismiss Glamorgan for 220, with the home side 24-2 in reply at Edgbaston.


FixMyStreet
Pot hole, 8th June 

8 Jun 18

Yet more potholes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 265 Quinton Road West, Quinton Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Bears take on Glamorgan at Edgbaston 

8 Jun 18

Chris Cooke leads Glamorgan for the first time, with a much-changed Championship squad away to Division Two leaders Warwickshire.


Rugby
Gym, cinema room and eight bedrooms: Look inside the most expensive house sold in Birmingham last month 

8 Jun 18

The Edgbaston home sold for 1.7million in April…


FixMyStreet
Unused road signs, 8th June 

8 Jun 18

Tenant st off Granville st city centre unused road sign been here for months reported many times needs removing asap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 117 Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Unused road sign, 8th June 

8 Jun 18

Tennant st off Granville st city centre there are numerous unused road signs been there unused for weeks can they be removed asap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 117 Tennant Street, Edgbaston…


Rugby
Moeen Ali’s ton agony for Warwickshire Bears in Cup classic 

8 Jun 18

Worcestershire saw off rivals Warwickshire by one wicket in a nail-biter at Edgbaston.


Rugby
Bartley Green boxer Kane Baker to perform on major bill topped by Tyson Fury 

8 Jun 18

Kane Baker has made the unlikely transition from self-styled armchair boxing nut to participant.


FixMyStreet
Road deterioration, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

Road deterioration crumbling away Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 73 Wedgewood Road, Quinton Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
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.


Rugby
Warwickshire CCC to face old rivals 

7 Jun 18

Warwickshire face old rivals Worcestershire in the final round of Royal London One-Day Cup Group A games at Edgbaston today.


Blog politics
Butterfly House At The Botanical Gardens 

6 Jun 18

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


News
Scandinavian style arrives in Harborne courtesy of lifestyle store Kin Home. 

6 Jun 18

Kin Home has arrived in leafy Harborne to the excitement of those who love all things pretty.


Blog politics
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).


Cricket
Ferguson in line for Edgbaston One-Day Cup decider 

4 Jun 18

Worcestershire hope Australian batsman Callum Ferguson will be fit for Thursday’s One-Day Cup decider against Warwickshire.


Rugby
Warwickshire Bears cruise home with nine wickets to spare at Edgbaston 

4 Jun 18

Warwickshire maintained their challenge for Royal London Cup qualification by cruising to a nine-wicket win over Leicestershire at Edgbaston.


Blog politics
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).


Cricket
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire thrash Leicestershire by nine wickets 

3 Jun 18

Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain’s unbroken stand of 159 takes Warwickshire to a nine-wicket win over Leicestershire at Edgbaston.


News
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire thrash Leicestershire by nine wickets 

3 Jun 18

Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain’s unbroken stand of 159 takes Warwickshire to a nine-wicket win over Leicestershire at Edgbaston.


FixMyStreet
Bin overflowing, 3rd June 

3 Jun 18

Bin overflowing on Laxey Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 115 City Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Bin missing, 2nd June 

2 Jun 18

The rubbish bin that people use for things like dog mess and general rubbish has disappeared so needs replacing.


Local news
Could a ‘quirky’ Loungers venue be coming to Northfield High-Street? 

1 Jun 18

The loungers venues, which are famed for their stylishly eccentric décor, food and fabulous cocktails has submitted a ‘change of use’ application to Birmingham City Council for a former high-street clothing store.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned on pavement, 1st June 

1 Jun 18

Abandoned and blocking the pavement.


FixMyStreet
Major water leak from drain, 1st June 

1 Jun 18

River of water coming from drain opposite Sabai Sabai restaurant on Harborne High Street.


News
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire v Northamptonshire abandoned at wet Edgbaston 

30 May 18

The One-Day Cup game between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire at Edgbaston is abandoned without a ball being bowled.


Cricket
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire v Northamptonshire abandoned at wet Edgbaston 

30 May 18

The One-Day Cup game between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire at Edgbaston is abandoned without a ball being bowled.


Local news
Call for memories to support Newman University’s 50th anniversary celebrations 

30 May 18

Newman University, Birmingham is inviting past students and staff to submit their favourite   stories and memories to be used as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations throughout the year.


Local news
Appeal for information as dead dog dumped in Bartley Green parkland 

30 May 18

The RSPCA are appealing for information after the badly decomposed body of a dog was found dumped in parkland in Bartley Green this week.


Blog feature
Volunteering Opportunities at Martineau Gardens 

30 May 18

Please come and find out about volunteering opportunities at Martineau Gardens at  the BVSC Volunteer Fair, at Digbeth on Monday 4 June 2018.


Rugby
Soaked homes and sodden furniture lines the streets – we visit the areas worst hit by shock floods 

29 May 18

Harborne, Selly Oak, Kings Heath and Stirchley were badly hit in Birmingham…


FixMyStreet
Hazerdous Stinging nettles & holly bush, 29th May 

29 May 18

Hazardous stinging nettles holly bush need removing to allow full use if park bench.


FixMyStreet
Overhanging tree branches, 29th May 

29 May 18

Tree branches need cutting back to allow pedestrians safe passage along footpath.


Blog feature
Half-term fun at Martineau Gardens 

29 May 18

Tues 20 May to Fri 1 June 2018 This half-term bring the family to Martineau Gardens – try your hand at PizzaCraft, learn how to cook pizzas outdoors in our Earth Oven, foraging for herbs within the our beautiful community garden.


Blog politics
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.


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian crossing traffic lights not working, 28th May 

28 May 18

Traffic lights at this pedestrian crossing located on B4124 Harborne High Street opposite Joe Richards Greengrocers and The Boston Tea Party restaurant are not working.


Blog politics
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).