Steve McCabe MP visited the local constituency fire station in Billesley recently, to check in with staff during this summer of intense heatwaves and the cost-of-living crisis. Steve had an informative chat with the station staff who stressed that not only are the recent scorching temperatures affecting the risk of fire and hazard, but theContinue reading Steve McCabe MP visits local fire station
There’s a foul smell at Westminster these days. Last week it was the botched attempt to bury Owen Paterson’s wrongdoings, it came hot on the heels of Tory MPs being whipped against measures to prevent water companies from pumping raw sewage into our rivers. The practice is allowed, providing they have a permit, as aContinue reading A stench at Westminster
I recently met, on Zoom, with constituents from B30 Churches Together to think about Cop26 and discuss what might be done locally to tackle climate change. We talked about community recycling, cleaner transport and many other initiatives and they reminded me of the positive impact that the Jubilee 2000 Debt Campaign had on world leaders.Continue reading Green economy the way forward
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
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 (Birmingham Selly Oak) has signed an early day motion (EDM 647) calling on the Government to sign the Blue Belt Charter and to reaffirm the UK’s leadership in ocean conservation.