Thursday, 31 December 2009

To you

We're all off to Shropshire for the weekend so "A HAPPY NEW YEAR" to you all!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Cock Hill Children's Party.

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Nearly there

Its been a busy run up to Christmas with a couple of parties and some meetings.
On Monday Keith & Sue went to the Callowbrook Day Centre for their Christmas lunch and singalong. Father Nick from Longbridge Methodist Church was the turn and very good he is too, He does an incredible Elvis show. Afterwards Sue went to Deelands Hall for the Cock Hill Children's Party. Very well attended and a good time had by all. Keith was off to the Council House for a meeting.
Ken was battling his way up to Scotland to pick up his Mother in order to bring her back for a Christmas break. Due to the snowfalls he had to dig his car out in order to get back.
On Wednesday Sue was at Licencing where one of the applications was for an off-licence for a shop just around the corner from us in Nuthurst, we see trouble ahead.
Keith was at the Co-Ordinating Committee to hear a Call-In by the Labour Group on the new Central Library. We say the Labour Group but the suspicion is that this had more to do with Trinity Mirror Newspapers in the form of our old friend Pale Dale of the Birmingham Post, a local weekly, than the Labour Group. Keith had to declare an interest as a member of the board of the Sir Barry Jackson Trust which owns the Rep and was unable to vote. The vote was tied and the Chairman voted against the Call-in and it was lost. Hopefully now the presents are all bought, if not yet wrapped, and we are signing off for a few days. Next week we will be finishing off our Christmas Cards, we still have some to do, that's why they say "Season's Greetings.
May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Sunday, 20 December 2009


Red faces all round. It appears that our Christmas card this year has spelt Frankley as "Frankly". Our fault of course as we proofed it but didn't spot the mistake. Our apologies to all who live on Frankley but I am sure they will forgive one mistake in another year of achievement. As for those who don't....Happy Christmas anyway.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

The big switch-on!

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Aidan Davis signing autographs

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St. Christopher's "Sunday Crew" from Frankley. Led by Andy Ross.

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Ken, Adrian Delaney & Sue.

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Neville Summerfield

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Northfield Christmas lights switch-on

Yesterday we all turned out for the switching on of the Northfield Town Centre Christmas Lights. This follows a £4m refurbishment which has seen the High Street transformed into a people friendly shopping area from the traffic choked main road it once was.
Cllr Neville Summerfield, Cabinet Member for Regeneration gave a speech followed by Ken in his role as Constituency Chairman. The main attraction of the afternoon was an appearance by Aidan Davis, a finalist on "Britains got talent". He is a tiny young man and he must be bewildered by having all the girls screaming at him. He spent a lot of time signing autographs and posing for photographs on a very cold afternoon. Well done to him.
Aidan also performed the switching on later that evening when the rain was falling quite heavily but still a lot of people turned out to see him.
Our sympathies to our sensitive local MP who came on stage to a few boos and went off to stony silence. Fame is a fickle thing.

Dancing the night away

On Friday evening we, Ken Sue, Keith, Barbara plus Cllr EddieFreeman and Adrian Delaney joined members of the Northfield HLBs for a party at the Greenlands Club. Although numbers were down on last year, mainly due to illness, it was a great night with plenty of dancing and a raffle which raised money for Acorns Hospice. Sadly no sign of our sensitive local MP. He also failed to turn up at the Presentation Night at Frankley High School last week where he was due to give a speech, no doubt he had a good excuse.