I recently stumbled upon a fascinating radio piece with Prince Charles and the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage. They were discussing vegetables, plants and nature. I was interested because earlier the same day I’d visited Greenaleigh Community Gardens to witness the wonderful progress they’ve made. The programme reminded me about many things people raised on theContinue reading Top projects tackling the city’s wasters
I’ve received lots of comments about Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), the experimental traffic schemes which Birmingham, like other councils, are trying. They designate areas, often one or two streets, as no car zones. They have enthusiastic supporters and immediate beneficiaries are often keen. Less happy are those who have diverted traffic forced onto their roads.Continue reading Can’t afford to be anti-car
The pace of technology over the last 20 years has been phenomenal and has certainly changed our lives. Can we now use technology to help with environmental problems or is there a ‘hair shirt’ mentality about climate change which means it’s always about what you must give up? I’m fed up listening to people, whoContinue reading A new ERA of solutions
After almost a year, I’ve been back on the doorstep. At its simplest, that involves knocking on doors and asking constituents for their views. There are all sorts of ways of communicating these days but I think there’s nothing beats a good old-fashioned doorstep conversation. I’ve been in the Billesley area of my constituency andContinue reading You can’t beat a good doorstep conversation
Steve McCabe MP has called a Government decision to raise the energy price cap at the very time when unemployment is set to soar as ‘ratcheting up not levelling up.’ Today Ofgem announced the energy price cap will return to pre-pandemic levels on 1 April 2021, putting thousands of households at risk of fuel poverty. The most recent GovernmentContinue reading Birmingham MP Condemns Ratcheting up of Energy Bills as Unemployment Soars
It’s National Clean Air Day and what better time to think about what we can do to improve the quality of the air around us. Air pollution is a major contributor to heart and lung disease and figures suggest over 1,100 deaths annually are link to air pollution in Birmingham alone. We can’t let thisContinue reading NATIONAL CLEAN AIR DAY 2020… TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE
For National Allotments Week, Steve McCabe MP went to visit the site of the new community garden being developed at the Greenaleigh Road Allotments. Greenaleigh Community Garden is being created by Billesley-based charity PlayGROUND, set up to support the local community and environment by delivering art, horticulture and ecology projects. Greenaleigh Community Garden is theirContinue reading STEVE MCCABE MP VISITS THE GROWING COMMUNITY GARDEN IN Yardley Wood
Last Thursday, as part of a series of monthly talks held at Stirchley Library, Sustainable Stirchley hosted “Getting your voice heard in UK Parliament,” to encourage local residents to speak up about the environment.
This morning Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, visited Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School to make a promise for there Laudato Si Environmental Tree Display.
Steve McCabe MP is raising awareness for Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to protect the planet.