quality of life

Moseley Big Plan returns to the community

by Claire Spencer

Back in 2010, Moseley residents, visitors and businesses were asked to imagine the sort of place that they would like Moseley to become. Not as an idle daydream, but to feed into the Moseley Big Plan – a set of aims and objectives to judge developments by. Since that time, the Moseley Regeneration Group has been working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to turn those insights into a ‘supplementary planning document‘.

So I was really pleased to hear today that Birmingham City Council has agreed that the latest draft is now allowed to go out to public consultation. Given that local people helped to create this plan, it is very important that they help Birmingham City Council to ensure that this plan meets Moseley’s ambitions.

We’ll put up the approved draft when it is released – but until then, here are some consultation dates for you to put in your diaries:

  • June 12th – Moseley & Kings Heath Ward Committee – 7pm – St. Columba’s Church
  • June 14th – Moseley Exchange (time TBC)
  • June 27th – The MAC (time TBC)
  • July 2nd – Moseley Co-op (time TBC)

“On Thursday May 3rd, vote NHS: vote Labour”

While they aren’t to everyone’s tastes, Professor Robert Winston has just delivered one of the most moving Party Political Broadcasts that we have ever seen – and we wanted to share it with people in Moseley & Kings Heath ward, because people tell us every day, in one way or another, how important the NHS is to them.

Labour created the NHS – and now, at its time of need, we will do everything we can to ensure that we protect it. Lisa Trickett is one of thousands of Labour council candidates up and down the country who have pledged to limit the damage inflicted upon the NHS by the Tory-Lib Dem coalition.

Community conference: Our Public Services – the future?

by Lisa Trickett

What happens in public services in the coming years will affect us all, whether we use public services or work in the public sector. It is really important to me, as Labour’s candidate for Moseley & Kings Heath, that local people are involved in the decisions that affect their lives.

So on the 17th November, Shadow Housing Minister Jack Dromey will be joining us to discuss how public services can best be protected from Government cuts and also what we want from public services in the future to meet the needs of everyone. Joining him will be Cllr John Cotton who is the Labour Group lead on devolution of public services.

This is an important opportunity for us to explore, with people who will be shaping policy nationally and locally, how we as a local Labour Party branch can make a difference to the public services around us.

The meeting starts at 7pm at the Moseley Exchange building in Moseley.

Please come to the meeting if you can. Also please forward this to friends and colleagues who may be interested or share the event on share/invite friends to the Facebook event.

I look forward to seeing you.


Newsletter: Where are our trains?

The members of the Moseley & Kings Heath Labour are unanimous in their support of reopening the Moseley & Kings Heath railways stations – but we were surprised at the strength of feeling during the local elections.

As such, Councillor Martin Straker-Welds, now joined by our 2012 candidate Lisa Trickett, have been investigating some practical ways to make this a higher priority among decision-makers. This has been touched on in a recent blog post, but we have produced a simplified version for a leaflet, which will be distributed across Moseley & Kings Heath ward in the coming weeks.

The leaflet also introduces Lisa, who has now been running street surgeries with Martin Straker-Welds for several weeks now. If you would like Lisa and Martin to come to your street, or to run a surgery at your organisation, please leave a comment below, or email us on mkhlabour@gmail.com.

If you would like to see the leaflet, we have uploaded it here.

Introducing Lisa Trickett, our candidate for the 2012 local elections

by Lisa Trickett

We are living in serious times. Every week we hear about another treasured service being cut by the Tory-Lib Dem Government or the Tory-Lib Dem Council. As a local resident, a mother of two young girls and someone with elderly parents I am deeply concerned about what is happening to our community. I decided that I could not sit by and watch the dismantling of vital services. Huge job cuts will strip away years and years of experience.

Serious times demand a serious response. I will stand up for our community and our city, and you can help by getting in touch with your ideas and concerns.

Together we can make a difference and secure a better future for all.

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