Follow up letter to Residents Meeting on 12th September 2014

Dear friend,   Residents Meeting feedback   Many thanks to everyone who came along to our residents meeting or returned a questionnaire. As promised I am writing with some follow-up actions for the top three priorities we discussed.   1. Clean our streets! Lots of residents were able to pin-point real ‘grot-spots’ that needed sorting […]

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September 21st, 2014

Do you have a business idea that needs following up?

  I just wanted to share this exciting message that I’ve just received from Enterprise Catalyst – an initiative that seeks to help support you develop your business ideas, start your own enterprise or grow your existing business. See below for more …   Are you a resident looking to set up your own business? […]

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Consultation opens for changes to Starbank Primary School

  I have recently received the following message from Birmingham City Council on their proposed changes to Starbank Primary School.   “On 23rd January 2014, Birmingham City Council published proposals to Expand by Enlargement and Alteration to the upper Age Limit of Starbank Primary School from 1st September 2014.   Please find attached the statutory […]

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Follow up letter to Residents Meeting at Khidmat Centre – 23 December 2013

Dear friends,   Please see below my letter to residents following our recent residents meeting at the Khidmat Centre:   Dear friends,   Residents’ Meeting Feedback   A big thank you to everyone who came along to my recent Residents’ Meeting at the Khidmat Centre together with your local councillors, and thank you to everyone […]

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Bold plans for a new Starbank

One of our top priorities for action in Bordesley Green is a lot more places for local school-children. So it was a real pleasure to get the brief together with our local councillors, on plans for a new Starbank school – primary plus secondary – to be built on the site of the old Waverley […]

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December 13th, 2013

Saltley School

Over the last few weeks, the council, Ofsted and I have been working intensely to make sure the leadership issues at Saltley are dealt with openly – and rapidly. Ofsted made an unannounced inspection the other day, issued a very stiff sets of demands for immediate action and it is now for the governors to […]

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November 22nd, 2013

Feedback on Summer Survey in Bordesley Green

 Dear Friends Many thanks indeed for returning my survey over the summer with your comments – and your thoughts about my priorities for Bordesley Green. We received hundreds of replies from across the constituency and I thought you’d like to know what everyone said! Local Priorities First of all, here’s what people said should be […]

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November 21st, 2013

Follow-up to our Residents Meeting and School-gate surgery

 Dear friend Many thanks to everyone to came along to our school-gate surgery at St Benedict’s School, and our residents meeting at Small Heath Leisure Centre a few weeks ago- or returned a questionnaire!  We’ve identified several issues on which to take action: 1. Rubbish. Lots of complaints about this. There were also complaints about […]

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I’m saying thank you to our police heroes with a Triathalon fundraising bid for police charities

Two weeks ago, PC Adam Koch was badly injured as he acted together with worshipers to disarm a man attacking others at the Rogers’ Road mosque. Thankfully Adam is safe and others hurt are recovering. To say thank you, I have decided to compete in the City of Birmingham Triathlon in Sutton Park on Sunday […]

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July 1st, 2013