Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod elected as our Labour councillors for Bournville & Cotteridge

Cllr Fred Grindrod and Cllr Liz Clements holding a Labour poster saying 'For the many not the few' after receiving news that they'd been elected local councillors for Bournville & Cotteridge

Thank you to everyone who voted for Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod, who are now officially our new councillors for #Bournville & #Cotteridge .

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Bournville Labour candidates write to Mayor over shocking Tory comments

Cllr Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod standing on Bournville Lane

Labour candidates Fred Grindrod and Liz Clements have written to the Conservative West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street and the leader of the Conservative Group on Birmingham City Council, Robert Alden, asking them to condemn remarks made by the Conservative candidate for Bournville and Cotteridge at yesterday (Thursday 27th April) evening’s hustings in Bournville and Cotteridge.

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Widespread concern over crime and public service cuts on the doorstep in Cotteridge and Bournville

Cllr Mary Locke (far left) and volunteers from Bournville Labour Party on Ashmore Road in Cotteridge

This week, Cllr Mary Locke (left in photo) and Bournville Labour Party volunteers have been out talking to people in Cotteridge and Bournville to better understand the issues – both local and national – that local people are most concerned about.

We’re planning to be out most weeks in the run up to Christmas so that we can gather feedback from local people in Bournville, Cotteridge and Stirchley. We’ll then use this feedback to set out our priorities for the local elections in May 2018, so that we’re focusing on the issues that really matter.

Here’s some of the things we’ve learned so far.

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Bournville Labour Party donates over £1,000 of food to B30 Foodbank

On Sunday , Cllr Mary Locke, Cllr Karen McCarthy and a team of volunteers from Bournville Labour Party bought just over £1,000 pounds worth of food from Stirchley Co-op and donated it to B30 foodbank.

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20mph speed limits could be coming to Stirchley, Bournville, and Cotteridge

Birmingham City Council launched a consultation on implementing a 20mph speed limit on many roads in our area

During the last consultation, Stirchley and Bournville and Cotteridge wards had some of the highest levels of support for limits of 20mph on most roads. This new consultation contains specific road-by-road proposals.

You can read full details of the report, including official statements, maps and a Frequently Asked Questions section here.

The proposal contains several exceptions. For example, some roads will remain at the 30mph and 40mph limits. You can read about this in the link above. However, they promise this rollout of a 20mph speed limit won’t shorten journey times. They aim to reduce noise, accidents, and a number of other issues, printing to other cities where this has been tested.

Bournville Labour has worked with Cllr Mary Locke for the past year on traffic and congestion issues, particularly in Cotteridge. In our weekly conversations with residents across the ward, we often hear that major changes are needed. Many of you supported implementing a speed limit to make the Cotteridge double roundabout safer when asked.

If you want your views heard, there’s a form to fill in here by 21 August.

Local Labour In Your Community newspaper out now

The latest edition of Local Labour In Your Community newspaper is going out to residents in Bournville, Cotteridge, Masefield, Pineapple and Stirchley. In it, you’ll find the latest news about what’s going on in your area and what Steve McCabe MP and Cllr Mary Locke have been up to on your behalf.

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Bournville Labour Party’s first Christmas appeal donates over 1,000 gifts to local children in need

Cllr Mary Locke (third left) with Bournville Labour Party volunteers Lucy Seymour-Smith and David Barker donate Christmas appeal gifts to the Allens Croft Children's Centre

Christmas is a really tough time of the year for some families in our community but thanks to the generosity of local people Cllr Mary Locke has been able to donate over 1,000 gifts to local children in need this Christmas.

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Cllr Mary Locke shops local on Small Business Saturday 2016

Cllr Mary Locke with Sally from the Break Basket bakery on Bournville Green. Sally is holding a festive yule log.

On Saturday Cllr Mary Locke and Bournville Labour Party volunteers supported Small Business Saturday UK 2016 by shopping at local small businesses in Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley and the Masefield estate.

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Support Labour’s National Campaign Action Day for Inclusive Education this Saturday

Labour Party Education Not Segregation petition for Inclusive education

We’re supporting Labour’s National Campaign Action Day for Inclusive Education this Saturday (1 October). Please join us at 11am on the corner of Mary Vale Rd and Franklin Rd to talk to residents about their views on education and Labour’s vision for schools and opportunities for all our children.

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