Cradley Heath & Old Hill
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 »
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 »
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 »
I spent a lot of last week visiting local primary schools, handing out certificates to pupils who had entered my Christmas card competition, as well as prizes to the winners.
It was great to see so many children from so many schools getting involved, and all of their entries are in display in the Cornbow Centre in Halesowen, on the side of the 99p Store by Asda.
The energy amongst the children in the run-up Christmas is almost intoxicating, as they rehearse nativity plays and make Christmas cards and decorations. 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 »
James has published his latest Annual Report, setting out some of the work that he has been doing on behalf of people in Halesowen & Rowley Regis, both in Parliament and here in the constituency.
There is a report on the Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair that James organised in July, as well as information about some of the work that he has been doing to boost skills in the area.
Inside, there are articles about some of the local organisations that James has been supporting to help deliver a better quality of life for people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis. read more »