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Last week, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced an extra £1.3 billion of funding for schools to maintain pupil funding in real terms up to 2019-20. The announcement has been met with a mixed response and seems to raise more questions than it answers.

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has welcomed a recent High Court decision to grant injunctions preventing unauthorised encampments at three key sites in Selly Oak.

Birmingham City Council claims their proposals to radically reform Early Years Services will greatly improve the provision of services but the detailed plans reveal a number of Children’s Centres have been earmarked for closure.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), Jack Dromey MP (Birmingham Erdington) and Richard Burden MP (Birmingham Northfield) are requesting an urgent meeting with the Council’s Chief Executive Stella Manzie to discuss the proposals.

Today, Prime Minister May has triggered Article 50 signalling the start of a 2 year period to negotiate the UKs exit from the European Union. I have said many times since the Referendum in June last year that we must accept the outcome of the vote but it is now more important than ever to watch the government closely and it is my job to stand up for the interests of people living in my constituency.

Unemployment is up in Selly Oak for the third month in a row leaving the constituency in the top 10% for unemployment in the UK.

Steve McCabe MP has expressed real concern about figures revealed today by the Office for National Statistics which show that yet again unemployment has increased in his constituency since January, February and this time last year.

Today Tesco have announced that they will not be opening a superstore in Stirchley due to current market conditions in the retail sector.

After years of keeping the local community in the dark over their plans to open the superstore Tesco have told local MP, Steve McCabe that they won’t be committing to the project. Steve is due to meet with Tesco representatives this week to get some more answers and find out their plans to bring the empty site in Stirchley in to use to best serve local residents and the community.  

Steve McCabe MP said:

Ahead of works set to start on the Selly Park North Flood Scheme the Environment Agency will be holding two drop in information sessions.

One session will be aimed at residents from Selly Park and one is aimed at residents in the Harborne Lane area. Details below:

Selly Park - Tuesday 7 March, 2pm – 8pm - Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Birmingham, B29 7PS

Harborne Lane - Monday 6 March, 2pm – 8pm - St. Peter’s Church, Old Church Road, Birmingham, B17 0BB

The Environment Agency have confirmed that they will be starting work on the Selly Park North flood scheme at the end of March/beginning of April 2017.

Shocking figures released today show rough sleeping in Birmingham has increased by over 500% since 2010. The Department for Communities and Local Government have released their annual figures for rough sleeping across the UK. The statistics show yet another shocking rise in homelessness and rough sleeping in Birmingham and across the UK.

Steve McCabe MP was perplexed to hear from the Planning Department they will not take enforcement in some cases on unauthorised buildings as they probably would have approved the application anyway.   

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