MAgnificent MUllaney

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IN DIGBETH.
Martin Mullaney yells me out and we have a good time reminiscing. He was a fine Councillor for Moseley, and they lost a good servant. I am pictured with Robert Smith, the secretary of Bournville College at the premises of South and City College who are amalgamating with Bournville College soon. Very friendly Governors and senior staff. Also in the picture is Aneurin Smith, the son of Robert who is named after Aneurin Bevan, but he is a nice lad. Also the last march past, the green wagons of the ancient “Clan na Cleansing”, who represent the achievements of tidying up after the parade. God bless them all.

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About douglasosborn

He has been a Councillor for 17 years representing Weoley Ward on Birmingham City Council. He has worked for, and overseen through planning, the improvements to Weoley Castle Square, and Northfield Town Regeneration. He worked in Sparkbrook as a Youth Leader for 5 years and lectured the City Careers service on the employment of disabled people. He originally trained as a Mining Engineer qualifying in 1970, specialising in Explosives and Mine Lighting. He was a member of the Institute of Minerals, Mining, and Metallurgy, and the Institution of Lighting Engineers, now Professionals. He was a member of the West Midlands Police Authority (1976-1980) and a member of the board of Birmingham Airport (1976-1981). He took a B.Th. degree at Oxford University, and gained a Master of Arts degree in Urban Design from Birmingham City University. He was Chairman of Birmingham City Planning Committee from 2008 to 2012, until the change in administration, but is still a member of the committee. He now serves on the Police and Crime Commissioner panel, and was a West Midlands Regional Ambulance Service Shadow board member. He is a Governor of Bournville College, and Victoria Federation. He serves on the West Midland Combined Authority Mayoral scrutiny panel. He is still Birmingham's 'Heritage Champion'. He has never claimed any expenses in the 17 years he has served on the City Council, perhaps because the forms are too complicated !!
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