Thursday, 24 January 2008

A sombre evening

Last night we were at Colmers School for the Longbridge Ward Committee. After a reports on the Longbridge Action Plan and the future of Deelands Hall we presented the cheques and certificates to the winners of the Frankley Christmas Lights Competition. Much mirth with all the to-ing and fro-ing having photos taken etc.
The main topic of course was the subject of the Lickey Banker pub following the events of New Years Eve and the tragic death of an innocent young man.
The debate was conducted in a dignified and respectful manner with family and friends making comments along with the licensee and brewery reps. The police have some good ideas which we want to see followed through and have asked them to come back in March with a progress report. The phrase "last chance saloon" comes to mind.
We are also going to hols a Frankley Summit to try and thrash out some solutions to the widespread anti-social behaviour we are seeing on the estate.
Another busy day today, Keith was at a meeting to discuss the details of an agreement for South West Birmingham Community Association to take on the running of Oddingley Hall when it is finished, hopefully around June.
Sue had talks with the police this morning and then signed off a deal with West Midlands Police concerning the Kickz Project. More on this in the future.
Tonight we are off to Weoley to help out Eddie Freeman.