Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter


to the November edition of my e-newsletter. I always welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or to forward this newsletter to anyone else who you think might like to see it.

Recent Activity

Presented The Speakers School Council award for Woodrush High School.

Met with Superintendent Kevin Purcell to discuss traveller incursions.

Held two of my regular Street Surgeries in Bromsgrove High Street with Councillors, great to hear from residents on our upgrade of the High Street.

Met with Alvechurch residents to discuss long term solutions to travellers incisions.

Raised the concerns of my constituents over the Alexandra Hospital with Worcestershire Acute Trust Chair, Harry Turner.

Delivered keynote speech at Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership  Conference.

Opened the new offices of local advertising company, Superdream, in Stoke Prior.

Visited silhouettes exhibition by local artist, Pilip Brewer, at Plaza coffee shop.

Met with Network Rail at Alvechurch and Barnt Green train stations to discuss station upgrades and rail speed.

Spoke at Primrose Hospice Business Lunch, vital local charity.

Met with the Chief Executive of Bromsgrove Council and Leader of the Council, Margaret Sherryto discuss local matters important to Bromsgrove.

Attended a performance by Worcester REP of Julius Ceasar at Worcester Cathederal with Robin Walker MP.

Visited CA Fabrications, in Stoke Prior, one of our great small businesses.

Opened Bromsgrove's Fairtrade Autumn Fayre. Bromsgrove holds its status as a Fairtrade Town.

Sajid in the Papers

BBC licence fee is 'worse than the poll tax' and needs to be overhauled, says senior Tory MP John Whittingdale
28 October 2014
The BBC licence fee is ‘worse than the poll tax’ and needs to be overhauled, the chair of the influential Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee has said.

Cathedrals in England to get almost £8m for repairs
27 October 2014
Almost £8m has been awarded for urgent work to 31 cathedrals across England from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund.

Dean of Worcester welcomes grant to improve cathedral's East Window
Monday 27 October 2014
A HIGHLY significant stain-glassed window in Worcester Cathedral will be restored back to its former glory thanks to a £250,000 grant.

Bromsgrove successfully retains Fairtrade status
Monday 27 October 2014
BROMSGROVE has successfully retained its status as a fairtrade town.

£500k fines for nuisance callers
Saturday 25, October, 2014
Ministers want to change the rules so it is easier to punish those who bombard people with spam calls.

Nuisance calls and texts targeted by fines plan
Saturday, 25 October, 2014
Firms behind marketing calls and texts which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" could be fined up to £500,000 as part of a planned crackdown on nuisance calls, ministers say.

Cold callers could be hit with fines of up to £500,000
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Firms who bombard people with nuisance calls and texts could be fined up to £500,000 under new government proposals.

Nuisance callers face big fines if deemed 'annoying'
Saturday, 25 October, 2014
Companies that bombard families and elderly people with nuisance telephone calls and texts should face large fines even if their messages are only deemed "annoying" or "inconvenient", the minister for culture will say today.
BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
The government has appointed a leading criminal law barrister who has worked on high-profile cases including the prosecution of Abu Hamza to lead its independent review of whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be decriminalised.
Broadband rollout drives BT jobs boost
Monday, 20 October, 2014
BT will recruit a further 500 people to help install and repair its copper and fibre network to reduce complaints over slow or faulty broadband connections.

60 per cent of consultation respondents support government plans for English Heritage
Wednesday, 15 October, 2014
The government has confirmed that it will press ahead with plans to split English Heritage in two and set up a charity even though a “significant minority” of respondents to its consultation thought the £80m allocated for the project will not be enough.

Sajid Javid makes culture call to businesses
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014
BROMSGROVE MP and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has called on businesses to hail Worcestershire’s cultural heritage as the way to drive up the county’s economy.

Remembrance Sunday: Irish government invited to Cenotaph
Monday, 13 October, 2014
The Irish government has accepted an invitation to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday next month.

Bromsgrove Police praised for moving travellers on so swiftly
Thursday, 09 October, 2014
TRAVELLERS who arrived in Bromsgrove were moved on in a matter of hours, thanks to quick action and negotiation by the police.

Bromsgrove New Homes Bonus edges closer to local communities
Thursday, 09 October, 2014
AT LEAST some of the New Homes Bonus funding will be passed back into the communities most affected by housing development, council chiefs have pledged.

David Cameron and Barack Obama condemn 'repulsive' murder of Alan Henning by Isil
Saturday, 04 October, 2014
David Cameron has led international condemnation of the “barbaric” beheading of Alan Henning by Isil, vowing to "hunt down" his "repulsive" killers.

Conference to put county on the map
Friday, 03 October, 2014
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Worcestershire LEP (Local Education Partnership) Conference.

Rotary gets clubs out to raise thousands for causes
Friday, 03 October, 2014
A CHARITY golf day organised by The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire has raised £8,000 for various charities.

Showing off their sport kit
Thursday, 02 October, 2014
YEAR 7 footballers showed off the new Mounts Bay sports kit when they met the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid.

Providers respond to minister’s rural mobile challenge
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
The UK’s main mobile providers have defended their efforts to improve coverage in rural areas, as the Culture Secretary vowed to “make sure” they do more.

British Music Industry Boosts the UK Economy by £3.8bn
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
Recently published statistics have shown that the British Music Industry is starting to become more valuable to the UK economy.

BT commits £6.4m to Black Country superfast broadband rollout
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
A new project is set to bring superfast broadband to 98 per cent of properties across the Black Country.

Tory vows on phones and food
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
The Tory party conference turned its attention to the countryside yesterday with a promise that more would be done to make sure British children grow up knowing the taste of West Country produce such as Cheddar cheese and Herefordshire pears.
Salisbury Cathedral awarded £415k for Magna Carta project
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
SALISBURY Cathedral has been awarded £415,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Magna Carta project.

Sajid's Columns

Sajid has a column published fortnightly in the Bromsgrove Advertiser and monthly in the Bromsgrove Standard.

The most recent columns can be viewed by clicking on the links below (and the archive of past columns can be found online by clicking here):

Advertiser -English Votes For English Laws, 3 October 2014
Advertiser A Fairer Britain, 15, October 2014 

Standard - Putting Fairness First, 24 October 2014 



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