Author Archives: Brigidjones

Truth about Youth

A couple of Fridays ago, I spent a morning in my ward at a community clean-up event. As councillors we do these a fair bit, and they essentially involve picking an area and, er, cleaning it up. It was organised … Continue reading

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Canals, Council Chambers and Science Laboratories

I was asked to write a blog this week by Councillor Penny Holbrook. Penny met a girl this week who didn’t think that women could be scientists. When asked why, it turned out that she had never met one or … Continue reading

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Proud (Corporate) Mum

Like many parents, I spent my Saturday morning this week relaxing with my kids. We went to an event the Council had put on, and they had a great time playing on bouncy castles and mobbing someone in what I’m reliably … Continue reading

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Afternoon with a Social Worker

This blog first appeared on Birmingham Newsroom on 7/10/2015.  Last week I did the probably the most valuable thing I have done in a long time – I spent an afternoon shadowing one of our social workers. This is something I’ve … Continue reading

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Diary, 21st – 27th September 2015

Now you’ve got a feel for what I do, most Diary blogs from now on will be edited highlights. Trust me, you’d get bored and I’d get RSI… This week kicked off with me on Monday morning out in the wet … Continue reading

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Diary, September 14-20, 2015

Less an actual diary this week, more a description of what I do in a typical Monday-Sunday to give some context to later posts. This one however saw me meeting the Secretary of State for Education and attending the opening of … Continue reading

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