Pic supplied by Paulette Hamilton MP
As your local MP for Erdington, Kingstanding, and Castle Vale, I am committed to fighting for the future of Erdington High Street, which faces many challenges. One of the biggest concerns I hear from you is about the impact of gambling on our High Street.
That is why I recently objected to the plans of a betting shop to extend their opening hours as I’m concerned it would fuel crime and anti-social behaviour in our area. I have urged the planning committee to reject this application.
Another issue that I was contacted about was the future of the New Inns Pub, which is a historic landmark and a vital community hub for our area. In response to my letter, I’m glad the owners have confirmed the building will remain a local pub and continues to serve our community for years to come.
Our High Street continues to be let down by the Tory Government, who earlier this year rejected our Levelling Up Fund Bid.
This fund should have helped areas like ours that have been left behind. Instead, affluent areas like the Prime Minister’s own constituency received millions of pounds in funding.
Erdington is my home, and I will continue to fight each and every day for the investment our area deserves.
For more on Paulette Hamilton MP for Erdington visit www.paulettehamilton.org