I created the Facebook group ‘I support Katie Road’ back in mid-March when I first heard about a review of Walk-in Centres and questions being asked about the future of Katie Road. It currently has 230 members. I have spent the past few weeks talking to hundreds of constituents and hearing of the life and death situations which have taken them to Katie Road. Sometimes they got treatment on the spot and were able to go home relieved.

St. Stephen’s Church, Serpentine Road, Selly Park, B29 7HU

Three local Age Concerns charities have merged together to become Age UK Birmingham which will provide a range of services to support people over 50. The charity will offer services like exercise classes, a shopping service, benefits advice, carers and support groups and help with gardening.


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TS Sherbourne is a Bournville secret just off Dell Road. This unit of the sea cadets was originally formed in 1942 and met at Sherbourne Road, off Highgate. They offer a range of activities for boys and girls aged 10-18. Opportunities include: learning to play an instrument, sailing skills, first aid and a whole range of character building activities.

Sainsbury’s have submitted a planning application for their latest plans for the former Battery Site in Selly Oak (land between Bristol Road, Harborne Lane and Aston Webb Boulevard). You can view the latest plans here: http://sellyoak-regeneration.co.uk/site-plan.php.

Birmingham City Council is interested in comments from the public, preferably before 25 April 2013.


Higher energy prices are one way to achieve lower energy consumption, a desirable goal for those who want to save the planet, but higher energy costs hit hard working families, the old and the vulnerable. Is it possible to reduce costs, reduce energy consumption and switch to decarbonisation in a society like ours without exposing the poor and the vulnerable to real risks?


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Almost a decade after it first obtained planning permission to redevelop the Hazelwell Lane site in Stirchley, Tesco is revealing updated plans to the local community. The scheme will deliver a new superstore, unit shops, apartments, public spaces, highway improvements and will create in the excess of 300 new jobs.


Speaking in a debate on Apprenticeships in March, Steve McCabe, Birmingham Selly Oak, asked:



The students were pursuing a mixture of campaigns including: lowering the voting age, gang violence, reducing the cost of bus travel, restoration of Stirchley Baths and the clean-up of Stirchley Park.


During the Budget debate on the 21 March 2013, Steve intervened to throw doubt on the Chancellor’s latest plans to revive Britain’s ailing economy; as public austerity continues to bite.

Steve called on the Chancellor to use targeted investment to help buoy the economy, and to bring forward the £3 billion lift in capital spending announced in the Budget forward to the current financial year.

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