Hayley Green & Cradley South
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris stepped in to lend a hand at the Black Country Foodbank in Halesowen.
After seeing the work being done by regular volunteers at the charity’s base in Little Cornbow, the Member of Parliament put on a high-visibility jacket and got stuck in.
He unloaded incoming donations of food, marked their best-before dates and stacked shelves in the warehouse. read more »
West Midlands Ambulance Service welcomed Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris to their new base in Halesowen to see the impact of recent changes.
Mr Morris visited the new ambulance station in the Trinity Point building, which replaced the old ambulance station in Old Hawne Lane at the end of last month. read more »
James took time out from meetings to read some of his favourite children’s stories to nursery pupils at a Halesowen school.
The Member of Parliament joined up with Bookstart and Dudley Council for the story-time session at Hasbury CofE School, to celebrate the twentieth birthday of Bookstart, the national early-years reading programme. read more »
In the House of Commons last week I raised a question about the importance of affordable and available childcare, to help parent who wish – or need – to return to work.
Last week’s jobs figures showed a second successive fall in the number of people unemployed in Halesowen and Rowley Regis, and a large increase in the number of people in work compared to at the time of the last election. read more »
This week's focus has been on local jobs, with the publication of figures showing unemployment in Halesowen and Rowley Regis falling for a second consecutive month.
James also spoke in Parliament on the need for affordable and available childcare, and went to read stories to pre-school children at Habury CofE School in Halesowen to promote early years reading. read more »
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed reforms proposed by the Government to change the way that support is provided for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The changes announced this week will replace the current long and complex SEN statementing process and Learning Difficulty Assessments with a single simpler assessment process and education plan.
Parents of children with these education plans will be given more control over how money is spent to support their child, to ensure that they receive the right help for them. read more »
This Saturday, I shall be going with my wife Anna to the St George’s Day parade, which is in Stourbridge this year.
I believe that it is important that we celebrate England’s patron saint and that we reclaim celebration of our national identity from those extremist groups who seek to use it to divide our communities.
It is also an opportunity to reflect on what identity really means – what makes us “us”.
Most people recognise that identity isn’t a question of the colour of your skin, it is about belonging – a shared community and a common interest. read more »
James has made a video, featuring clips from the Big Lottery Fund event that he organised for Halesowen & Rowley Regis community and voluntary groups. read more »
Local community and voluntary groups look set to bid for a share of the £40million that the Big Lottery Fund allocates to projects in the West Midlands every year.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris and the Big Lottery Fund held a Funding Day at the Hope Centre in Halesowen for groups to learn about what funding is available and how local organisations could improve their chances of being successful. read more »
I believe that this Budget will support the economy of the black country, part of which I represent, and, in particular, the skilled manufacturing and high-tech industries on which so many of my constituents depend for their jobs. I am especially pleased about the Chancellor’s proposals for an above-the-line tax credit for research and development, about which I wrote to him at the end of last year. read more »