Tag: council

This shit just got local

Birmingham City Council (one third of seats, remember, very unlikely to see any change of control) count starts at 3pm today. There’s an ‘information pack’ here with some the previous data, results will appear here and there’s meant to be…

Mayor Blog

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! The Mayor has a blog after all, it seems. Cllr Michael Wilkes has been blogging sporadically for almost a year. He’s posted a few bits since he became mayor, and let this little tit-bit slip: “I…

Police verses cyclepaths

Whilst going through the park behind the Ackers in Small Heath this week a cyclist was punched in the face by one of a gang.  He suspected he was about to be mugged, but fortunately two other cyclists turned up…

Council to 'broadcast' meetings on the web

"Birmingham City Council is to allow cameras to routinely broadcast its meetings for the first time. Political debate will soon be broadcast on the internet, opening Birmingham City’s Council’s monthly showpiece meeting to a whole new audience." I'm sad enough…

Kerb your enthusiasm

No it’s not a Hale and Pace revival. Der management here arms folded in traditional local paper ‘disgust’ stance (in our traditional local paper the Birmingham Mail Extra) are Cllr Linnecor and everyone’s favourite renta-quote MP Kahlid Mahmood. They’re upset…

Post Blog Post creates Post mini Post storm Post

Paul Dale in his Birmingham Post blog reports that Lib Dem Counicllor/MP John Hemming is “accusing the council elections office of presiding over “pro-Labour bias” in polling stations and doing everything possible to help Labour at the expense of the…

Gerron yer bike

In a missed opportunity to rank with no-one casting Ian McShane as Fred West in anything yet , the council didn’t get Tony Butler to reprise his eighties catchphrase of “gerron yer bike” to promote Bike Birmingham – the Cycling…