Walk-in-Centres Saved from Government Cuts After Residents Protest
Jack Dromey MP, Keith Heron (Chair of the Patient and User Group in Erdington) and hundreds of residents are celebrating after it was announced late last week that the walk-in-centres in both Erdington and Kingstanding had been saved from closure.
The centres were under threat because of short-sited Government cuts to NHS budgets locally.
Two years of campaigning by a grieving Birmingham mum for road safety and a crackdown on speeding drivers who kill with a car has secured an important victory. Avril Child, whose two daughters Sarah and Claire were mown down on the Walsall Road by a driver doing over 60 miles per hour, took her case to Parliament, including meeting Road Safety Minister Mike Penning MP. Backed by local MP for Erdington, Jack Dromey, she urged action so that more parents should not lose their children.
“Great young people, rich in talent” said Jack Dromey MP for Erdington, Birmingham when he was the special guest at the Stockland Green School Year 11 Awards Assembly. Along with Sarah Dawson, Chair of Governors, he was treated to some spectacular performances from the Year 11 music students.