Councillor Martin Straker Welds
Martin Straker Welds
All about me
I was delighted to be elected to represent the Moseley Ward.
I made three pledges during my campaign, which I am working hard to implement.
Firstly, I will fight to protect Moseley 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 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 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.
Elected: Moseley Ward
Joined Council: 5 May 2011
Office Expires: 2022
Council Service: May 2011 to date
Political Party: Labour
Labour Group Secretary
Cabinet Adviser (Corporate Parenting)
Committee Membership 2021 - 2022:
Council Business Management Committee
Commonwealth Games, Culture and Physical Activity Overview & Scrutiny Committee,
Licensing and Public Protection Committee,
Licensing Sub Committee A,
How to Contact Me
You can visit me at the advice surgeries below or contact me by telephone or email.
Advice surgeries are where you are able to visit your local Councillor for your Ward, with any issues or concerns that you have, please check who your local Councillor is before attending the advice surgery.
Councillors will always try to attend their advice surgeries; however there may be times, when an advice surgery has to be cancelled or changed at short notice. There is no legal requirement for Councillors to keep the advice surgery open for the full time.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Moseley Exchange, Moseley Community Development Trust, The Post Office Building, 149 - 153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP.