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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Have your say on the future of bus services in South Birmingham

National Express West Midlands is currently consulting on possible changes to bus services in South Birmingham and there are real concerns bus services, including the 27, could be reduced or cancelled altogether.

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Cllr Mary Locke: It’s time for fair funding for social care, not breadcrumbs!

Mary Locke, Labour Party Councillor for Bournville Ward, making her maiden speech at City Hall

At City Hall on Tuesday (7 February) Cllr Mary Locke used her first formal speech as Labour councillor for Bournville to highlight the importance of social care to people’s lives and demand fair funding for Birmingham.

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