Welcome to the January 2017 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.


to the January edition of my e-Newsletter. 

Happy New Year!

As we look ahead to another twelve months of opportunity, I'd like to wish you and your family a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. I'm looking forward to championing the best for Bromsgrove throughout 2017.

It's important for me to hear your comments, thoughts, and feedback, so please don't hesitate to contact me. 
Recent Activity

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be hosting my third annual Bromsgrove Jobs Fair on Friday 3rd March. Applying for a new job can sometimes be intimidating, which is why my Jobs Fair will provide direct one-on-one communication with employers, advice on improving your CV and tips on attending interviews. If you’re interested in attending my Jobs Fair as an exhibitor or a sponsor, or want more information, please do get in touch.    

It was great to see the Artrix as the venue for the Centrepoint Youth Homelessness Forum. Thanks for the opportunity to speak and to take questions.

It was good to meet with the Chair of Remembering Srebrenica UK, Dr Waqar Azim OBE, in Bromsgrove to discuss Hate Crime.

I had a fabulous breakfast at Cafe Licious in Rubery on Small Business Saturday. Thank you Chrissy!

I enjoyed visiting 'Polly Put The Kettle On' to celebrate Small Business Saturday. What a fantastic small business in Rubery.

I am studying the findings of the Casey Review carefully and will be reporting back in the Spring.

It was a privilege to be part of the moving tributes to Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon, who watched PMQ's from the gallery on her 90th birthday. 

Congratulations Alivia Langley, 8, winner of my 2016 Christmas Card Competition! It was great to meet you and your class at Coppice Primary School.

Well done to Abi-Mae Smith, 9, from Holywell Primary School, runner-up in my 2016 Christmas Card Competition.

Great job Isabella Walton, 8, from Sidemoor First School, runner-up in my Christmas Card Competition.

Congratulations to Carla McDermott, 8, from Finstall First School, runner-up in my Christmas Card Competition.

It was a privilege to be invited to re-open the fully refurbished Slug and Lettuce on the High Street. 

Popped in to congratulate everyone in the Cancer Research UK shop for winning the best Christmas Display competition for the second year in a row.

I was impressed with Petra Boddington's personal training business in Bromsgrove. 

Very saddened that AA Gill died last month. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but felt I knew him through his superb writing. A great loss. 

Anti-Semitism has no place in modern Britain. Adopting a new international definition will help us combat it.

Some strange fans out there!

I enjoyed visiting Deborah Coates' new designer fashion shop in Bromsgrove. Good luck! 

Terrible news from Berlin on the 19th of December. A callous and brutal act of terror. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends. We stand in solidarity with the German people.

Wishing all those who celebrated at home and across the world a very happy Chanukah.

Rest in Peace George Michael. I grew up listening to him again and again. 

I enjoyed spending time in Bromsgrove over the Christmas break. I'm looking forward to working hard for my constituents in 2017. 

The Holocaust Educational Trust arrange for Holocaust survivors and/or educators to visit schools. Click here to learn more and request a visit from the Outreach programme.

Finally, I'm delighted unemployment remains at just 1% in Bromsgrove. I'm looking forward to my next Jobs Fair on Friday 3rd March, which will help more people get into work.

Sajid in the Papers

Local MP welcomes new Acute Trust Chair
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove recently met with the new Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Caragh Merrick.At the meeting, Caragh shared her vision and plans for the Trust, which is responsible for running the Alexandra Hospital.

Sajid Javid: My top priority is clear – we need more houses
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Walk down your local High Street today and there’s one sight you’re almost certain to see. Hardworking young people, faces pressed against the estate agent’s window, trying and failing to find a house they can afford.

Homeless Helpline: Sajid Javid backs Centrepoint appeal that 'has the potential to transform lives'
Friday, 2 December, 2016
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid threw his weight behind our Christmas Appeal for the Young and Homeless Helpline.

New national plan and funding brings bigger boost to estate regeneration
Thursday, 8 December, 2016
A new government strategy and additional funding will breathe new life into rundown estates Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced today (8 December 2016).

Sajid Javid calls for the building industry to get an 'X Factor makeover' to attract the brickies of the future
10 December, 2016
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today called for the building industry to get a makeover which could see trainee bricklayers earn £1,000-a-week in five years' time. 

Bromsgrove MP vows to do more to combat homelessness at Centrepoint event
Sunday, 11 December, 2016
A SPECIAL event on housing and homelessness was held in Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid marks Small Business Saturday with visit to Rubery
Monday, 12 December, 2016
BROMSGROVE MP Said Javid visited two Rubery businesses this weekend, to mark Small Business Saturday on December 3. Mr Javid paid a visit to Polly Put The Kettle On and Café Licious, which are both thriving in New Road.

Government leads the way in tackling anti-Semitism
Monday, 12 December, 2016
The government is taking fresh steps in the fight against hatred of Jews by formally adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

Bromsgrove’s Slug and Lettuce bar re-opens with swanky makeover as £200k investment serves up five new jobs Sunday, 18 December, 2016
Five new jobs have been created as part of a £200,000 investment to provide Bromsgrove’s Slug and Lettuce bar with a swanky new makeover.

Our excluded need to feel more British, and we can help them
Sunday, 18 December, 2016
When I was about eight years old I went to see my family GP in Bristol. I wasn’t unwell; I didn’t need medical help — I was there to serve as interpreter for my mum, who, a decade after arriving from Pakistan, could still speak only the most basic English.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid says funding for schools is a "welcome" boost
Monday, 19 December, 2016
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has welcomed the news that schools in his constituency have been promised an increase in funding in 2018 and 2019.

Sajid's Weekly Columns

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