#SpeakOut always and from the heart.

Delighted and was a huge privilage to be asked as a judge once more for the West Midlands regional final of the @SpeakersTrust and #AimhigherWM. 13 incredibly brave and talented students thrust on a stage to speak for up to three minutes on a topic of their choosing demonstrating the huge value of a wellContinue reading “#SpeakOut always and from the heart.”

Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School

Three men have been arrested in connection with reports of #FGM offences at an unregistered Birmingham school. While investigations are continuing I will be following up on these allegations of this abuse going undetected in our city on children at Council as soon as possible. The full extent of this must be determined and thoseContinue reading “Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School”

Campaigning with Birmingham Hongkongers

For the sixth time now, delighted to be joined by our merry band of newly arrived Hongkongers in Birmingham, some from their local church- the BCEC, out campaigning this time for our two brilliant Conservative candidates- Dominic and Connor, who are standing up for a better future in Quinton ward.

Birmingham Launch of YOU West Midlands

Alex was representing Birmingham City Council at the City’s launch of You Midlands, an initiative bringing together 11 youth organisations in uniform in the West Midlands offering young people opportunities to develop their full potential. These include Boys Brigade, Sea Cadets, Scouts, St Johns Ambulance, RAF Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Police Cadets others. The initiativeContinue reading “Birmingham Launch of YOU West Midlands”

No Waste Collections; No Accountability; No Transparency

Appalling scenes at our Birmingham City Council Full Council meeting this evening where the Birmingham Labour Group repeatedly blocked efforts by the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Group to discuss the Lib Dem’s motion calling ‘No Confidence’ in the city’s waste service.

May Local Elections 2021

A huge thanks to the hundreds of volunteers out campaigning and sharing our message, selflessly helping Andy Street and Jay Singh Sohal for the upcoming local elections. We as elected members simply could not do it without your kind support, help and good cheer helping us along no matter the weather!

How Safe are our Children?

A full independent inquiry is to take place into the council’s home to school transport service after it was revealed that SEVEN children were taken to wrong schools at the start of the Autumn term. Meanwhile Cllr Kate Booth, continued to refuse calls to accept responsibilty and resign, insisting that she was ‘sticking with’ herContinue reading “How Safe are our Children?”

Papyrus- West Midlands 5th Year Celebrations

Four years ago I celebrated the first birthday of Papyrus- Suicide Prevention and last week I returned to celebrate it’s 5th together with the Birmingham Lord Mayor, those affected by loss, and the inspirational volunteers and staff of the charity. Suicide remains the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. Papyrus believesContinue reading “Papyrus- West Midlands 5th Year Celebrations”

Council Tax Refunds for Missed Waste Collections- Rejected twice by Labour

Two sets of bin strikes paralysed the city from 2017 ending only in March this year. Do you remember the inconvenience and mess for this basic service? Not only did they cause misery for thousands of residents with some not having any collections for 10 consecutive weeks, but they cost the city a over aContinue reading “Council Tax Refunds for Missed Waste Collections- Rejected twice by Labour”

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