After another interesting week for the West Midlands, I wanted to take the time to update you on what is going on across the region, as well as reflect on some key announcements from the past week.
Local Conservative MPs and I want the owners of derelict former industrial sites to help save Green Belt across the Black Country – by putting their land forward for redevelopment.
Today, July 14, is the date on which a pivotal moment in British history occurred, a flash of brilliance in the West Midlands that set us on the road to the world we know today.
Mayor Andy Street has today called on the Government to extend the funding for the Housing First scheme which has successfully reduced the number of rough sleepers on the streets of the West Midlands.
We've waited a long time, but the metro extension from Wednesbury, through Dudley to Brierley Hill is finally on it's way ?
We are getting on with bringing the tram through Sandwell and into Dudley – come along to one of our local sessions to find out more about progress so far and the overall plans. Find more information here.
Good luck to everyone taking part in the Save Halesowen Countryside Walk tomorrow, sorry I can't make it.
This week I attended Mike Wood MP's annual Jobs Fair, a real success with hundreds of jobs on offer and hundreds of local people attending.