Constituency

As part of the Faces for the Forces campaign Steve has spent the last week asking people in his Birmingham Selly Oak constuency to join him in recording a goodwill message to the troops in Afghanistan this Christmas so that they know that people back in the UK are thinking of them.

Steve's message and those from people across the constituency including the Kings Norton Royal British Legion and the Moseley Round Table are shown below.

Steve McCabe recently met with Lawrence Wilson, the new manager or Yardley Wood bus depot.  Steve raised the issue of changes to the 27 route and changes to the 69 (now the the 76) which a number of constituents have concerns about.

 

The Moseley Round Table group is doing its street collections over a period of two weeks in Moseley and Kings Heath. Each night the Round Tablers are joined by a different community group who will get a share of the overall funds collected.

 

Steve said:

“I know the Round Tablers well as a result of support they have given to other community projects I am involved in like the annual Veterans’ Day at Swanshurst School.

In response to announcements by Kraft about changes to how Cadbury will be organised Steve McCabe MP has said that his priority is to protect the jobs of Cadbury workers. Kraft confirmed earlier this month that it was planning to turn the Cadbury firm into a subsidiary of a new Swiss company.

Steve McCabe MP said:

"I think the long term prospects for Cadbury are good.

Steve McCabe MP has visited Working Links, a specialist recruitment agency, to find out firsthand how they help 16 - 24 year olds who are looking for work. 
 

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has backed a national campaign to encourage people to use their local pharmacy by visiting King's Pharmacy on the Pershore Road South in his constituency.

The campaign aims to highlight services under used services that are frequently available at local pharmacies. Free services include health checks, Medicine Use Reviews, minor ailment advice and smoking cessation services. Private services include allergy screening and Chlamydia testing and treatment.

On Friday I met with Chief Superintendent Manku, Commanding Officer of the East region of the police force in Birmingham.I first got in contact with Chief Supt Manku during my many months of discussion with local people, crime fighting agencies, victim support groups and Victim’s Champion, Sara Payne, as part of my campaign to shift the balance away from the rights of criminals towards the rights of victims, through my additions to the Victim’s Charter. I was delighted to hear that so many of the people I asked were already part of larger or

I have started off the summer break by acquainting myself with local businesses, particularly in the new parts of my constituency- Selly Oak and Bournville. I have been out and about visiting small service sector businesses in the constituency, kicking off by meeting community baker Tom Baker of Loaf in Cotteridge, Birmingham’s first organic butcher Steve Rossiter of S&A Rossiter Organic Butcher in Bournville and Leverton & Halls Deli and Coffee House also in Bournville.

I recently visited Selly Manor in order to learn more about this historic collection of buildings and Bournville community life. Whilst there, I met with Heritage Manager Gillian Ellis and Education Officer Daniel Callicott.Selly Manor put on a wonderful array of events throughout the year, whilst thousands of school children visit the Manor to learn all about Tudor England.Whilst in Bournville, I also visited a number of local shopkeepers and business owners.

I recently visited Chinnbrook Beach Bonanza to see for myself the wonderful and tireless work of the staff at Chinnbrook Family and Community Project.Catering for wee nippers’ right through to the age of 8, it certainly was a busy afternoon! The centre offers individual support to families whose children have special needs or disabilities, support groups, day trips and social activities for parents.Staff and volunteers are the lifeblood of the local community. A very enjoyable project indeed.

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