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Both the Coalition and the Cameron government rather quickly lost their appetites for a coherent and enthusiastic energy policy that could address high costs and the poor energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock. The decision to completely scrap the Department for Energy and Climate Change suggests that Theresa May’s government is as unlikely as its immediate predecessors to tackle such matters.

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission has today published its final recommendations for new ward boundaries in Birmingham. Previous drafts proposed a ‘Monyhull Ward’ which covered the small Monyhull Grange Estate and Druids Heath but despite Druids Heath having a population almost 5 times the size of Monyhull it was set to be wiped off the map.  

 

Following the devastating floods in Selly Park in June, Steve McCabe MP has arranged for the Environment Agency to meet with local residents to discuss the proposed flood prevention scheme before it is heard at Planning Committee later this month.

Local residents have asked for one last meeting with the Environment Agency to respond to any unanswered questions about the proposed hybrid planning application before a decision is made at Planning Committee.

Kings Heath’s very own Radhuni was presented with an award from Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe for being highly commended by the judges of Parliament’s annual Tiffin Cup competition.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging organisations across his constituency to take part in an exciting opportunity to secure grants of up to £35k.

Steve McCabe MP has pledged his support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.

Steve joins 210 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now – the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – to remind fellow politicians and constituents alike that breast cancer is not a ‘done deal’ and that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives.

 

On 16 August the government announced that regulated rail fares in England and Wales will rise by 1.9% in January 2017, in line with July’s Retail Price Index measure of inflation.

 

This rise comes amid concerns from constituents and commuters across Birmingham about the level of service they are paying for. Constituents have told Steve that trains on London Midland’s Cross City line are often delayed and carriages are so packed it is difficult to get off the trains.

 

 

The figures show that unemployment among those eligible to work in Selly Oak constituency is up to 4.4% compared to 2.4% nationally.

 

Commenting on the figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

Steve McCabe MP says urgency is required in the talks involving West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council in an effort to resolve the recurring ‘travellers’ problem which has disproportionately affected certain parts of Birmingham over the past year. Yesterday travellers moved onto Hazelwell Park and Recreation Ground after leaving the exact same site only a few weeks ago.

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