Welcome to my latest Parliamentary newsletter. In my first newsletter since Christmas and the New Year, let me wish you all a Happy New Year.
Space prevents the newsletter covering all of what I have been doing over the past month. However, hopefully it provides a flavour of some of the local issues I have taken up as well as my actions in Parliament. You’ll find updates on food banks, community transport and other issues. As ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on these or any other issues.
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, – one of the sites where the largest mass murder in history took place. Millions of Jewish people, gypsies, homosexuals and others were murdered simply for who they were.
Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us not only of the importance of commemorating the millions who died in the Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place since then – like in Bosnia and Rwanda in the 1990s. It is also renewing our resolve to prevent such atrocities taking place again and the opportunity to pay tribute to the extraordinary individuals who survived the horror of the camps and whose testimonies remind us never to forget.
Thank you for visiting my website.
If you live in the Northfield area of Birmingham, in the event of emergencies occurring over the Christmas period, I hope the numbers provided at the bottom of this e-mail are helpful.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Richard Burden MP
B30 Food Bank
Birmingham City Council Bin Collections
Birmingham City Council Emergency Housing Repairs
0121 216 3330
Birmingham City Council Emergency Social Care Services and Support
0121 675 4806
National Grid – Gas and Electricity Emergencies
Gas – 0800 111 999
Electricity – 0800 404 090
Network Travel West Midlands Live Transport Updates and Journey Information
0300 123 3393
NHS South Birmingham Walk-In Centre
15 Katie Road, Selly Oak, B29 6JG
0121 415 2095
Emergencies – 999
Non-emergencies – 101
Severn Trent Water
0800 783 4444