Sadie Smith

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for Great Barr with Yew Tree Learn more

Banking reform.

by sadiesmith on 4 February, 2013

Parliament has now heard about the Government’s response about banking reform. The intention has been to find ways to ensure that the taxpayers of this country don’t ever again need to bail out banks. This is welcome as far as it goes. I would have preferred the powers to include a general look at the […]

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Richard III

by sadiesmith on 4 February, 2013

team of specialists at Leiceser University confirm identity of the remains in the car park. It would be a great gesture to allow the remains to be reburied in York.

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Extra payments to schools

by sadiesmith on 31 January, 2013

The Government has announced extra payments to help pupils in Yr 7 who fell behind a bit in reading or mathematics so they will be able to have a chance to catch up. Schools will be paid an extra £500 per pupil who needs to catch up, so that schools can arrange extra support. This […]

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Bad accident Whitecrest/Queslett Rd.

by sadiesmith on 19 August, 2012

Sad to be proved right, with a really nasty accident at this junction. Solving the design here will involve both Sandwell and Birmingham Councils. Information shared. Why do they wait until we have the accident?

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Olympic athletes… And still Paralympics to come

by sadiesmith on 13 August, 2012

It is not just that we had so many successes in the Olympics, which we did. We also had a very impressive group of women who won medals. A fun sideline was to follow the Twitter link #go girl. Various people tweeted times of events. Clare Balding put up a few and, while doing her […]

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Walkabout Pages Lane

by sadiesmith on 10 August, 2012

People are welcome to join th walkabout in Pages Lane 1.00today. Hope to find out if road scheme is as good as they think it is.

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PAGES LANE we may get a solution

by sadiesmith on 9 August, 2012

After a very recent and very nasty accident to a child in Pages Lane, there is a flurry of activity. My sincere thanks go to Diane Wright, who works for the Council, the family involved and other residents of Pages Lane as well as my colleague David Fisher who has worked on this. I will […]

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Surgeries and meeting

by sadiesmith on 7 August, 2012

David and I did our first Yew Tree surgery last night. We are using the first Monday in the month 5.00-6.00pm. Last night we overlapped with the end of a children’s party which added to the event. On Thursday evening from 6.00pm there is a Great Barr forum at the Methodist Church, Sundial Lane. It […]

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Guest Americans!

by sadiesmith on 27 July, 2012

I suppose that one thing we have learnt this week is that some guests from America have odd ideas of behaving. Telling your hosts that they can’t organise the Olympics and that they are out of date manufacturers is an interesting approach. Is part of Mr Romney’s campaign to prove that Brits will laugh at […]

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Good fortune to Olympic athletes.

by sadiesmith on 25 July, 2012

Welcome to athletes for the Olympics and Paralympics. Great to have such skilled people competing in the UK. Whatever the skill, it helps to have just a tiny bit of good luck. While I wish all athletes well, I hope the tiny bit of good fortune goes largely to Team GB members.

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