Residents attending a neighbourhood meeting organised by Shabana Mahmood MP last Thursday at Aston Library have pledged to help take more action to look after their area.
As part of continuing efforts to seek justice for Kingsley Burrell, Shabana Mahmood has submitted the following questions to the Attorney General regarding CPS decisions not to prosecute:
To ask the Attorney General, how many times since June 2013 has a victim sought a review of a CPS decision not to prosecute; and a) how many of these have related to a police officer, or a police community support officer (PCSO); b) how many have been reversed; c) of those which have been reversed, how many have related to a police officer, or a PCSO.
In response to an enquiry from Shabana Mahmood MP, who asked for clarification over the future of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (BMEC), Toby Lewis, the Chief Executive of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, has explained the current stage of the decision process.
Mr Lewis stated:
The community centre of St George’s Church in Bridge St West, Newtown, Birmingham, is now a warmer and more flexible venue for activities and events thanks to the completion of a £20,000 revamp. St George's Church of England Church serves the parish of Newtown, an inner city area one mile north of Birmingham City Centre. St George's welcomes all residents of the parish, and beyond, regardless of faith.
Shabana Mahmood MP has welcomed the decision today to bring forward charges against 3 officers in relation to the death of Kingsley Burrell five years ago. Kingsley was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act in 2011 after allegedly displaying symptoms of mental health issues. After a struggle Mr Burrell was taken to a seclusion room at a Mental Health Unit and subsequently suffered a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and transferred to the Intensive Treatment Unit. On Thursday 31st March 2011 Mr Burrell was pronounced dead.
Shabana Mahmood attended the second annual Word 4 Weapons and Birmingham Empowerment Forum Community Awards on Friday 30th September 2016 at Villa Park.
The awards give recognition to the inspirational work of those who battle to keep our communities safe from gun and knife crime.
Siôn Simon, Labour’s candidate for West Midlands Mayor and MEP for the West Midlands, yesterday announced the establishment of a West Midlands Fiscal Commission.
The West Midlands Fiscal Commission will examine how the region can secure a greater devolution of tax receipts and resources from central government to drive growth, jobs and prosperity.
Shabana Mahmood MP, who will chair the West Midlands Fiscal Commission, will guide the commission on redefining the West Midlands’ relationship with Whitehall.
Shabana visited the National College for High Speed Rail in her Constituency on Friday 16th September 2016. Representatives from BCC, College, Willmott Dixon Construction and Acivico attended and presented her with the finished project. This college will have two campuses, one in Birmingham and the other in Doncaster. Shabana was shown around the Birmingham campus site and updated on the latest progress.
Ladywood MP Shabana Mahmood has commented on new research that suggests that people who live in communities with a high proportion of residents from ethnic minority communities pay more for their car insurance.
A fundraising page has been set up by the Birmingham Mail to raise money for the families of 5 men tragically killed in an industrial accident in Nechells.
The page can be found https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nechells5
Please give if you can.
The Gambian Association of Birmingham posted the following on their website