SCYC Mental Health Booklet 2018
A big well done to members of the Sutton Coldfield Youth Council and students from Sutton Coldfield College for completing their two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training on Friday 10th May ready for Mental Health Awareness Week!
The Sutton Coldfield Youth Council, is an assembly of students from each of the eight secondary schools and colleges in Sutton Coldfield, aiming to lead social action projects to make a positive impact in the local community.
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Fantastic evening discussing brexit, social welfare and immigration tonight with Cllr. Yvonne Mosquito (Labour) and Lee Dargue (Lib Dem) at the Chinese Community Centre Birmingham ahead of the local elections on May 3rd!
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In February, I held a Business Roundtable meeting co-hosted by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and Cllrs. Robert Alden and Randal Brew, Leader and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group in Birmingham to hear directly from local businesses about their suggestions for the future of Birmingham.
Our city needs a change in how it does things and we wanted to hear about what Continue reading Future of Birmingham City: Business Roundtable Meeting
Following the spate of burglaries targeting Chinese families in Britain, I met with representatives from West Midlands police force to see what more could be done to reassure people.
In response to this, Jonathan Lander, Chinese Community Liaison Officer from West Continue reading Targeted Attacks at the Chinese Community
A few nights ago my parents forwarded two videos of a burglary aftermath- ransacked rooms, distressed voices in the background, lives scarred by such a personal, deliberate and targeted intrusion into their lives.
I then separately received it from two friends on social media followed by a call from a resident in my ward demanding what I was going to do about it. They were all from Chinese families. One resident told me that one of the burglars caught had a pocket book of other addresses- all of Chinese addresses.
Even if it was not true, it showed the fear in the community. I asked a friend who spent hours translating a survey into Chinese for me and put it online asking British Chinese people across the country for their thoughts and experiences. If they have suffered from criminality in the past few years, they needed to stand up and let it be known so the authorities know about it and to push for something more to be done
In only a few days we have received hundreds of
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Under the proposed budget consultation for the city 2017-2018, the funding for KIDS, Sutton Coldfield is due to be cut.
The centre provides short breaks and care for 0-5yr old children with disabilities and their families. They have suffered financial uncertainty year on year including this year, making it very hard for them to plan their long term future.
Continue reading KIDS- Short Breaks funding to be cut
The petition calling for a proportional refund to Birmingham City residents’ council tax for over 3 months of waste collections strikes gathered over 14,400 signatories triggering a decision by the Scrutiny Committee.
Continue reading Council Tax Refund- Council Decision 4 – 4 Against
I wonder if the press coverage of the Conservative Party Conference’s last day would fall under a charge of public misrepresentation.
Continue reading What is being reported is not a fraction what is being said or happening.
Im August I spent two weeks with an amazing group of Conservative politicians and friends on a volunteering project to Rwanda. It was a truly humbling experience to be in the remote town of Kigali with three other Councillors from around Britain passing on business experience and training to budding entrepreneurs.
Continue reading Project Umubano- Volunteering in Rwanda
On behalf of residents I have set up a petition on change.org calling on Birmingham City Council to refund a proportion of Council Tax to residents in light of 5 weeks of bin strikes and missed collections.
Continue reading What a load of Rubbish