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Councillor Martin Straker Welds

How to contact me

I hold regular Advice Bureaux for constituents within the Moseley and Kings Heath Ward.

You can visit me at my Advice Bureaux or contact me using details below.

Councillor Martin Straker Welds
Councillor Martin Straker Welds
Postal Address Council House
Victoria Square
West Midlands
B1 1BB

All about me

I was delighted to be elected to represent the Moseley and Kings Heath Ward.

I made three pledges during my campaign, which I am working hard to implement.

Firstly, I will fight to protect Moseley and Kings Heath from the current cuts to our public services and voluntary groups. I have been disappointed to see that many cuts have been targeted at vulnerable people who really need our support - like those older and disabled people who rely on social care. I will do my best to lobby Birmingham City Council to reduce the impact of cuts on those who can least afford them.

Secondly, I want to build a caring community in which those who need support can find it. Moseley and Kings Heath is a strong, creative, diverse and friendly community - that is why so many of us have been proud to make our homes here. Financial pressures must not be allowed to undermine this.

Finally, I want to get Birmingham City Council to involve the people of Moseley and Kings Heath in decision-making on things which affect us. We need more decision-making to occur closer to local people - so that they can play a real part in making choices about their area and their services. That is why I am embarking on a rolling, year-round programme of street surgeries - so I can try and meet with as many people as possible to ensure their concerns are listened to.

That's enough about what I think- what do you think? Are there any other issues you want me to take up?

If so please let me know. You can email me at Martin.Straker.Welds@birmingham.gov.uk or write to me (no need for a stamp) at:-

Moseley and Kings Heath Labour Action Team, The Labour Party, FREEPOST, Birmingham.

Council Service

Elected: Moseley and Kings Heath Ward

Joined Council: 5 May 2011

Office Expires: 2018

Council Service: May 2011 to date

Political Party: Labour

Committee Membership 2016- 2017:
Schools, Children and Families Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

As well as Regulatory Committees and Overview & Scrutiny Committees, Councillors also serve on their respective Ward Committee/Forum and District Committee.

Statutory Register of Members Interests

For further guidance please see Introduction by the City Solicitor on this issue.