Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has taken his campaign for a new Sandwell “super hospital” to the top.
The MP met with Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt to lobby for the Government to provide some of the funding towards building the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital.
Local health chiefs have already bought the land for the new hospital, which will be built on a derelict site in Smethwick and hope to begin work next year subject to funding and approval from the Department for Health. read more »
James Morris has welcomed the news that plans to expand the car park at Rowley Regis station have been given a green light by Centro.
The will add an extra 360 car parking spaces at the station and work is now set to begin this year.
Local residents have been concerned about parking around Rowley Regis station where the park-and-ride car park has reached its current capacity.
Increasing numbers of cars are being parked on side roads and many local residents have complained that the resulting congestion is presenting a danger to pedestrians and other motorists. read more »
Government Minister Matthew Hancock has been confirmed as the guest of honour at the Halesowen & Rowley Regis Apprenticeship and Skills Fair on 3rd May.
The Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning will be opening the event, which is being organised by local MP James Morris.
He will also be speaking at an event for local businesses on the morning of the Apprenticeship Fair, to listen to their views on addressing the skills gap facing local employers. read more »
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has praised the work of a long-standing local family-owned business after visiting their newly-expanded premises.
The MP toured the Blackheath Products Ltd’s new 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility with Managing Director Ian Foster and spoke to employees about their work and their views on the local economy.
The firm, which employs more than 100 people from its Fairfield Road base, was founded in the 1930s and has been run by Mr Foster’s family for five generations. read more »
Hundreds of apprenticeships and training places are expected to be up for grabs at an apprenticeship fair being organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.
The MP is organising the first Halesowen & Rowley Regis Apprenticeship and Skills Fair on Friday 3rd May at the Zion Christian Centre.
The event builds on the success of the Jobs Fair organised by James Morris last summer, which attracted 700 local jobseekers and had job vacancies and training opportunities from dozens of employers and training providers. read more »
James Morris is teaming up with the head of Rowley Regis' neighbourhood policing team, Ian Masssey, for the first joint online surgery in the West Midlands.
On Tuesday 2 April Inspector Ian Massey is inviting the public to send him questions or raise any issues that affect them or their family as part of a live online web chat.
Between 5:30pm and 7pm on Tuesday 2nd April, people are invited to put their questions - and concerns - to the pair on matters relating to local policing, crime and safety.
The live web chat will be available on the Sandwell Police website. read more »
James Morris, MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that a new hospital for Sandwell is the prime candidate in the health sector to launch the Treasury’s new PF2 public/private finance scheme.
Mr Morris wrote to George Osborne on 19th November, asking him to support the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick, and to ask him to consider making it a pilot project for the new PF2 scheme, which replaces the old PFI programme. read more »
After meeting with local doctors and local health authorities, James Morris has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to ask him to support a new hospital for Sandwell.
The new super hospital would serve residents in Rowley Regis and would replace the existing City Hospital in Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich. read more »