Hayley Green & Cradley South
Staff at Halesowen’s branch of Barclays Bank took time out to back the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris joined bank staff and customers at the tea and cake stall, which raised £297.06 for the charity.
Barclays Bank have promised to match the amount raised at each of their branches pound-for-pound. read more »
James is holding a joint surgery with Inspector Dez Lambert of Halesowen Police on Thursday 26th September.
You don't need an appointment for this special surgery. Just come along to Olive Hill Primary School, Springfield Road, Halesowen, B62 8JZ
They will be there from 5-6pm to offer advice and help for people with concerns about local policing, crime and anti-social behaviour. read more »
James talks about jobs and skills in the West Midlands and is interviewed by BBC Midlands Today about the action the Government is taking to boost apprenticeships.
James also ran in the hugely successful first Halesowen 5k Fun Run and speaks to event organiser, Alan Bowler from Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club.
By the time this week’s paper comes out, we will be almost half way through the Olympics, and hopefully Team GB will have got the ball rolling with their elusive first gold medals.
I think that a lot of people have been surprised at quite how much they’re getting into the Games, cheering on athletes they hadn’t heard of in sports they hadn’t previously watched. read more »
Hundreds of hopeful local jobseekers attended the first Halesowen & Rowley Regis Jobs Fair, organised by local MP James Morris, at St Michael’s CE High School in Rowley.
The event was jointly organised by the MP and Jobcentre Plus, with the support of event sponsors Hadley Industries, Central Campus (Sandwell College) and Halesowen College.
29 employers and training providers had stalls at the event, including Midlands car giant Jaguar Land Rover, who attended on the day that the company announced that it is creating 1,100 jobs at its Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham. read more »
Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris has added his support to the Royal British Legion’s campaign for Community Covenants.
Launched by the Government in 2011 following a successful campaign by the Legion, the Community Covenant scheme is helping to transform the relationship between local communities and serving and reservist Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families, for the benefit of both communities. read more »
Local secondary school pupils are being urged to use the summer holidays to enter a national competition to help young people understand how exciting and rewarding a career in manufacturing could be.
The We Made It! competition invites young people aged 13-16 to submit designs and ideas for a gadget, gizmo, toy or tool they'd like to see made. Any invention, no matter how creative, is welcome and as long as it's realistic enough to be made there's a chance it could be! read more »
The Halesowen and Rowley Regis Jobs Fair promises to be one of the largest of its kind in the area, with dozens of local job vacancies available for local job-seekers. The Jobs Fair will be taking place on 25th July at St Michael’s CE High School on the Rowley Learning Campus in Rowley Regis.
I decided to organise this event because - although unemployment in Halesowen and Rowley Regis has been falling for the last few months - there are still far too many people who are unable to find a job. At the same time, hundreds of vacancies in the area remain unfilled. read more »
More than 100 vacancies are expected to be up for grabs at a jobs fair being organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris — offering real hope of a brighter future for those searching for work.
The MP is organising the event on Wednesday 25th July at St Michael’s CE High School on the Rowley Learning Campus, supported by Jobcentre Plus, Sandwell College and Halesowen College. read more »
A lot of my time as Member of Parliament is spent promoting the Black Country as a place to do business, and supporting the work done by local organisations and companies to develop the local economy.
One of the challenges that keeps on being raised by local firms – and by businesses looking to invest in the area – is the gap between the skills available in the area, and the skills needed for the new jobs that are being created across many parts of the economy. read more »