Wylde Green Residents Meeting

Another packed Wylde Green residents meeting and Neighbourhood Forum AGM updating residents on another very active year by the forum and holding the election of committee members for the coming year. We also discussed local matters in Wylde Green including waste, planning applications, crime, parking, a Q&A from our MP Andrew Mitchell and briefing from New Hall Police.

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Macmillian Coffee Morning

Delighted to support #MacmillianCoffeeMorning at my local church of St Johns in Walmley where we raised a terrific sum to support a brilliant organisation.

Macmillians provide physical, emotional and financial support for those with a cancer diagnosis. With one in three being affected by cancer at some point in their lives “whatever cancer throws at you, they are there for you”

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Knife Angel

A powerful statue arrived in Birmingham today with an even more important message.

Made up from 100,000 knives surrendered as party of weapons amnesties by police forces across the country, it is a powerful reminder to us all of the devastating effects that knife crime can have in our communities and how it is in our hands. I see it as both a reminder of the grief and pain caused to so many by knife crime, but also I feel it carries a message of hope. Each knife surrendered is a step in the right direction. The angel both cradling what is lost, is also looking down upon us, calling upon us all to do our part.

Opening of John Taylor Hospice Store in Wylde Green


As the Local Councillor for Wylde Green, I had the delight of being present for the opening of the new John Taylor Hospice charity store in the ward and saying a few words to those who were present about the valuable work the hospice does. It was a pleasure to have been a part of it all alongside John Taylor’s Lead Nurse, Jody Thompson, who had the honour of cutting the ribbon, and the CEO of the hospice, Penny Venables.

John Taylor Hospice has been providing expert ‘Taylor-made’ end of life care for families in Birmingham since 1910.

You can visit the charity shop on 370 Birmingham Road, it is open Monday-Saturday between 9am-5pm.