Bournville: heritage phone boxes

Our heritage phone boxes and post boxes are being neglected in Bournville. Your Conservative Councillors are going to do something about it.

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Stirchley: the restoration of the Stirchley Baths

The restoration of the Stirchley Baths site gathers pace and is on course for a early November opening. Closed by Labour over 25 years ago it is Conservative Councillors who have made this possible.

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Cotteridge : new road build outs

The new road build outs are almost finished in the Cotteridge Shopping Centre, making it a little safer for pedestrians and a little more pleasent for our shoppers.

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Bournville : keeping graffiti at bay

Because of cuts in street cleaning by Birmingham's Labour council we are beginning to see the return of graffiti. Your local Conservative team is determined to do something about it even if we have to clean off the graffiti ourselves

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Stirchley : Finally, the building of the Tesco Superstore in Stirchley will begin this spring.

The next stage in the regeneration of Stirchley is about to begin, offering new employment opportunities for local people.

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Stirchley: The Hazelwell Pub

Bournville: Kingsley Road

Bournville: The yachting pool

Stirchley: River Rea walkway by Cartland Road

Stirchley Valley

A wonderful image showing the dominance of the Cadbury buildings on the valley horizon.

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Bournville's 120 year old ban on off-licences and pubs comes to an end

In a decision that has shocked and disappointed local Conservative councillors, a newsagents on the Mary Vale Road has been granted an alcohol licence, thus bringing to an end Bournville’s 120 year old tradition in banning pubs and off licences.

On the 29th September the Birmingham Licencing Committee granted the small newsagents on Mary Vale road an alcohol licence.

At the hearing the application was opposed by Conservative councillor Rob Sealey. He brought with him a petition containing the signatures of over 300 local residents who also opposed the application Councillor Sealey argued that;

  • these premises were totally unsuitable to sell alcohol being so small and located in a residential area
  • An alcohol licence will encourage alcohol aggravated anti social behaviour around the area and in Cotteridge Park.
  • Bournville’s traditions and heritage should be respected.

    Unfortunately the Committee decided to grant the licence.

Stirchley Co-op; please clean up this appalling grafitti

Your local Conservative councillors are once again urging the Co-op Superstore in Stirchley to clean up the huge, ugly graffiti that defaces the side of their building.

The graffiti has been growing over the last few years, spreading out along the length of the side wall facing the FarmFoods carpark. Passers by, either on foot or on the bus, must be shocked to see such a large amount of graffiti being tolerated on a supermarket wall. No other supermarket would tolerate this..

Your local Conservative councillors consider this graffiti a shocking eyesore and its non removal an insult to Stirchley Village. .

Come on Co-op, clean up your act.

Labour Council rejects Conservative rescue plan for Birmingham libraries

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The Labour run City Council rejected the rescue plan which would have seen every library in Birmingham remain open.

School crossing patrols across the city are believed to be at risk as the city council has to make cutbacks.

The men and women gathered together in Lyndon Road, Cotteridge - complete with the orange lollipop sticks - to make their point.

Councillor Tim Huxtable joins with School lollipop women in protest amid fears their jobs could go

Lollipop men and women staged a demonstration in Birmingham in a bid to try and save their jobs.

School crossing patrols across the city are believed to be at risk as the city council has to make cutbacks.

The men and women gathered together in Lyndon Road, Cotteridge - complete with the orange lollipop sticks - to make their point.

They were joined by a group of anxious parents. It was organised by Tracey Wignall who has worked as a patrol crossing officer for 19 years.

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Outrage As Bournville Office Block To Be Turned Into Flats

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Councillor Rob Sealey has today spoken out against a decision by developers to change the use of Franklin House from offices to residential use and convert Franklin House to 96 properties.

The office block on Bournville Lane, opposite the Cadbury factory was previously leased to Premier Foods as offices until five years ago, but under new rules, it is now a permitted development right to change the use of an office to residential use.

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