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Popular bus stop to be reinstated

I am pleased that a popular bus stop is to be reinstated outside Northfield Shopping Centre.

In October Transport West Midlands took the decision to decommission several bus stops in and around Northfield Town Centre as part of a pilot to review journey times on the local bus network. However the suspension of several bus services from outside Northfield Shopping Centre has caused disruption for both local businesses and bus users.

I know how important local buses are for the accessibility and wellbeing of Northfield Town Centre. Many local residents added their names to a petition put forward by the Northfield Business Improvement District (BID) calling for Transport for West Midlands to suspend its pilot and reinstate. I also wrote to the Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands to urge them to consider the request of Northfield BID and reinstate the decommissioned bus stops.

I would like to congratulate Northfield BID on their successful campaign to reinstate this popular bus stop that will reopen outside Northfield Shopping Centre on Monday 5th February.

January Newsletter

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.

Best wishes,


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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 – ‘The power of words’

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.

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Emergency contact details during Christmas

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!

Kind regards,

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


Power Cut




116 123


Severn Trent Water

0800 783 4444



Merry Christmas from Richard Burden MP

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Congratulations to Charlee Hone from The Meadows Primary School who designed the winning entry in my Christmas card competition this year.

The theme is ‘Christmas Sports in Northfield.’ Once again there were some fantastic entries and I love Charlee’s idea of snowmen playing football with a Christmas pudding! A big thank you to all the schools and children who took part.

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