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Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Stirchley’s very own Kolkata Lounge has been nominated by Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe in the annual MP’s Tiffin Cup competition.

Steve asked locals which was their favourite local curry house and the majority said Stirchley’s very own Kolkata lounge. The competition seeks to find the best South Asian restaurant in Britain and nominees are put forward by their local MPs.

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.  

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Speaking  in the House of Commons yesterday at the Health Estimates debate local MP Steve McCabe opted to ‘tell it like it is’ and attacked the government for driving our NHS and Social care services to its knees.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Five years into the reign of the current Secretary of State for Health we’re entitled to ask what on earth is happening to our NHS and social care system, and can we any longer afford the extraordinary complacency of this government?

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), has called out the government over figures about future demand for school places before a decision on the future of Baverstock Acadmey in Druids Heath is made.

The GP Practice which serves people across Druids Heath and the Maypole areas is run by South Doc Services who requested that Birmingham South Central CCG (responsible for South Maypole Surgery) agreed to terminate the contract and close the surgery because of financial difficulties. It appears that questions were first raised about the surgery’s viability in November last year but patients were not told until February after the final decision was made at the end of January.

 

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

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging his constituents who are currently on the Council’s housing waiting list to re-register before 19 April 2017 to avoid being taken off the register.

Birmingham City Council is changing the way it allocates social housing to make the system easier for people to understand and to make the best use of the existing housing stock. The Council have also said that the current system gives people false expectations because of open access to the housing register and makes it difficult for existing tenants to gain an offer of alternative accommodation.

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 is deeply concerned about unemployment figures released today which show that unemployment in Selly Oak constituency is up on last month and this time last year.

The figures show that unemployment among those eligible to work in Selly Oak constituency is up to 4.5% compared to 2.4% nationally. The number of claimants in Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency is up on both last month and this time last year.

Commenting on the figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

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