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.
Continue reading Widespread concern over crime and public service cuts on the doorstep in Cotteridge and Bournville
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.
Continue reading Bournville Labour Party donates over £1,000 of food to B30 Foodbank
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.
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.
Continue reading Local Labour In Your Community newspaper out now
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.
Continue reading Bournville Labour Party’s first Christmas appeal donates over 1,000 gifts to local children in need
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.
Continue reading Cllr Mary Locke shops local on Small Business Saturday 2016
Cllr Mary Locke will be supporting Small Business Saturday UK again this year by shopping at local small businesses throughout our ward.
Continue reading Cllr Mary Locke supports Small Business Saturday
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.
Continue reading Support Labour’s National Campaign Action Day for Inclusive Education this Saturday
Please join Councillor Mary Locke and Bournville Labour Party volunteers tomorrow (Saturday 3 September) for the Stirchley Late Summer Bash. Following on from our successful fundraiser for B30 Foodbank at CoCoMAD earlier this year, we’ll be running a tombola stall to raise money for Stirchley Park and the Stirchley parent and Toddler Group at Stirchley Baths.
Continue reading Help raise money for Stirchley Park and Stirchley Parent and Toddler Group at Stirchley Late Summer Bash this Saturday
Hopefully by the time you read this you will have received the latest Labour in the Community newspaper. In the paper you can find out about the positive contribution Mary Locke is already having as our newly-elected councillor and how you can get in touch with her.
Continue reading Cllr Mary Locke reports back in latest edition of Labour in the Community