Tesco representatives have told Steve they have still not acquired all the land needed to start demolition work on the site and there are still outstanding Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) issues. They say that once these have been resolved they will publish a timetable for when work is expected to start and when they hope the store will open.
Stirchley’s very own Masalla Merchant was presented with an award from Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe and Councillor Phil Walkling for being highly commended by the judges of Parliament’s annual Tiffin Cup competition.
According to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, 4.1% of people in Billesley are claiming Jobs Seeker’s Allowance, this is almost double the national average. So while the economy is slowly recovering the benefits are yet to reach Birmingham. Steve McCabe and local councillors want action to increase employment options in Billesley.
As the keynote speaker for the first City Year Birmingham graduation event, Steve McCabe MP has praised the success of City Year UK, a full-time voluntary service programme run in inner-city schools which is making a positive impact on disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham.
Students at Baverstock are taking part in the Send All My Friends to School Campaign run by the Global Campaign for Education. Steve was really impressed by the students campaign and told them how he had visited Mozambique and children there had to get up at 4’oclock in the morning to walk miles to school.
Steve McCabe MP has been inundated with concerns raised by constituents about the on-going conflict in Gaza and Israel.
On Monday the Foreign Secretary outlined the three objectives of UK government policy: securing a ceasefire; alleviating human suffering; and, keeping alive the prospects for peace negotiations. The UK is currently contributing £349 million of humanitarian aid but there are currently 17,000 Gaza inhabitants seeking shelter through the UN.