Local unemployment fallen by 51% since 2010

Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed news that unemployment within the constituency has fallen by 51% since 2010.

This news comes at the same time that average wages have risen by 3%.

Over 700 people sign petition to save Halesowen Police Station

Over 700 people have now signed Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris’ petition to save Halesowen Police Station.

The campaign to save the town’s only station was launched two weeks ago by MP James Morris following the decision by West Midlands Police to review its estate.

Save Halesowen Police Station

Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP, James Morris, has launched a petition to fight the proposed closure of Halesowen Police station by West Midlands’ Police.

The plans have been put together by West Midlands Police, and will need to be signed off by Police and Crime Commissioner.

Latest Halesowen News Column - Local sports

It has been a busy summer of sport in Halesowen and Rowley Regis.  I ran in the Black Country Fun Run at the beginning of July.  Organised by the Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club – who do a fantastic job – this event has become an annual fixture.  It was inspiring to see well over 1000 runn

Summer Reading Challenge

Local MP James Morris is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge - the UK’s largest reading for pleasure promotion – and help libraries set a Guinness World RecordsTM title at the same ti

July's Halesowen News Column - Protecting our greenbelt

The last few weeks have been a trying time for Halesowen, the prospect of a large scale industrial site on our local greenbelt has triggered a large scale community campaign to stop these proposals in their tracks.

James re-elected as Mental Health Chairman

James Morris, Member of Parliament for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, has been re-elected to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health.

The unpaid role will mean James Morris acting as a champion for mental health in Parliament and in talks with Ministers.

James Morris presents Halesbury Special School leavers with awards

Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP, James Morris, presented leaving gifts to pupils at Halesbury Special School as they prepare for further education.

Four students at Halesbury Special School last week said ‘farewell’ to classmates and teachers as their time at the school came to an end.

James Morris thanks local Second Time Around volunteers

Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP, James Morris, spent two hours volunteering in Second Time Around, the fundraising shop for Halesowen’s Hope Centre on Saturday 6th June as part of national Volunteering Week.