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Public consultation on proposed changes to flight paths into Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport are proposing to change two of the flight paths into the airport and have informed me that some parts of the Harborne, Selly Oak and Weoley areas could be affected.

The Flight path is called MOSUN and you can see the areas affected via this link to a map provided by the airport

More information on the new flightpath and the consultation documents published by the Airport can be found at

Public consultation on the proposed flight path changes lasts until Monday 6th November and the link above tells you how you can submit your views. The airport are also holding a public meeting on Monday 16th October from 6-8pm, at the School Hall, Harborne Primary School, Station Road, Harborne, B17 9LU to brief residents in this part of South West Birmingham on what they are proposing and to listen to concerns.

Weoley Labour Councillor, Julie Johnson, and I will also be meeting with the airport in the next few weeks to discuss the proposed changes. If you live in my constituency of Birmingham Northfield and there are any issues you would like to raise with us as the elected representatives for your area, having read the consultation document and/or attended the public meeting, please e-mail us – if possible by no later than October 18th – to

September Newsletter

Welcome to my latest Parliamentary newsletter. This covers local issues and developments as well as my actions in Parliament. You’ll find updates on the bin dispute, traveller sites and other issues. As ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on these or any other issues.

Best wishes,


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Funding Opportunity for Local Charities and Community Groups

Local charities and community groups in the Northfield area have the opportunity to apply for funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund.

The Aviva Community Funds awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as skills for life, health and wellbeing, and community support.

The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects across the UK so I would encourage local charities and community groups to apply for this funding.

Charities and community groups in the Northfield area make an invaluable contribution to our local area, improving life chances and making Northfield a better place to live in. This is an exciting opportunity for groups in the Northfield area to continue this work through applying for funding for new projects.

Applications for the Community Fund can be made until 10th October. There will then be a vote on the projects, with the winners announced in January.

Applications for funding can be made here:…/us…/aboutthecompetition


After weeks of missed collections across Birmingham, I am relieved that agreement has been reached to bring the bins dispute to an end and I thank the Council and Unions for doing so. Birmingham residents have understandably been left angry and frustrated by all of this, but they too will be relieved to have the clean streets that they expect and are entitled to.

The immediate focus must now be on the backlog of missed collections and clearing the mountains of rubbish that have been left behind on Birmingham’s streets and estates. My team and I will continue to work with local councillors and residents to report outstanding collections and piles of rubbish while the clean-up gets underway.

Summer Newsletter


In this, my first Parliamentary Newsletter since the General Election, I want to say thank you to the people of Birmingham Northfield Constituency for re-electing me as your MP. To have been re- elected with a majority that was almost double that of the previous election is an even greater honour.

So in saying a personal thank you to all who voted for me, I also want to underline that I am the MP for everyone in the constituency, whoever you voted for at election time. My priority has always been to be a good local MP, with solid roots in the area. If there is any issue you would like to bring to my attention, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can find out how you can get in touch, here.

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful summer.

Best wishes,

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