As the vaccine rollout continues across Birmingham we can start to see some light at the end of the tunnel after what has been a truly difficult year for all of us.We all know someone whose health or employment has been affected by the events of the past 12 months, and as we look to the end of the covid restrictions I'm determined to see the government provide Birmingham with the support it needs to rebuild its healthcare and employment capacity.While the numbers of covid patients is decreasi
Important information about new High Speed (HS2) bridges at Saltley viaduct and the Aston Church Road
I need your help putting forward views about two new bridges being built for HS2 at Saltley Viaduct and the Aston Church Road, as they will cut road links for a year, beginning in mid-2022.
Residents have contacted me about speeding traffic on Ward End Park Road.
So I'm asking for your help. Please fill in the survey below to let me know how big you think the problem has now become?
Liam Byrne will today say the Tory Mayor of the West
Midlands has missed a huge opportunity to declare a Climate Emergency and put
in place a Green New Deal to tackle spiralling youth unemployment.
The Tory mayor, Andy Street, today launches his local industrial strategy - without any timetable to deliver a carbon neutral region and no plan to tackle youth unemployment which has soared by 18% in the last year.
Please pay over the money agreed for house building.
We have a housing and homelessness crisis in our region. Homelessness is soaring and we are building affordable homes so slowly it will take until 2052 to clear waiting lists for council waiting lists. But when the West Midlands Combined Authority was set up, ministers agreed £211 million to build new homes. Only 1% of this money has been paid over.
and the Black Country falling behind the rest of England on key economic
Birmingham and the Black
Country (the local authority areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and
Wolverhampton) are falling behind on
key economic indicators such as prosperity, productivity, employment
and skills, according to a new report.