The community centre of St George’s Church in Bridge St West, Newtown, Birmingham, is now a warmer and more flexible venue for activities and events thanks to the completion of a £20,000 revamp. St George's Church of England Church serves the parish of Newtown, an inner city area one mile north of Birmingham City Centre. St George's welcomes all residents of the parish, and beyond, regardless of faith.

Shabana Mahmood MP has welcomed the decision today to bring forward charges against 3 officers in relation to the death of Kingsley Burrell five years ago. Kingsley was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act in 2011 after allegedly displaying symptoms of mental health issues.  After a struggle Mr Burrell was taken to a seclusion room at a Mental Health Unit and subsequently suffered a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and transferred to the Intensive Treatment Unit.  On Thursday 31st March 2011 Mr Burrell was pronounced dead. 

Siôn Simon, Labour’s candidate for West Midlands Mayor and MEP for the West Midlands, yesterday announced the establishment of a West Midlands Fiscal Commission.
 
The West Midlands Fiscal Commission will examine how the region can secure a greater devolution of tax receipts and resources from central government to drive growth, jobs and prosperity.
 
Shabana Mahmood MP, who will chair the West Midlands Fiscal Commission, will guide the commission on redefining the West Midlands’ relationship with Whitehall.
 

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Shabana visited the National College for High Speed Rail in her Constituency on Friday 16th September 2016. Representatives from BCC, College, Willmott Dixon Construction and Acivico attended and presented her with the finished project. This college will have two campuses, one in Birmingham and the other in Doncaster. Shabana was shown around the Birmingham campus site and updated on the latest progress.

Islamophobic leaflets which were distributed in the area earlier this week have been given to the police who are investigating who is responsible for this vile behaviour.

The police have asked me to remind residents how important it is to report all incidences of racism or islamophobia. You should call the police on 101. If you are in immediate danger call 999. 

Shabana Mahmood MP is pleased to invite you to City of Colours Street Art Festival On Saturday 18th June. This is Birmingham's second 'Free Entry' Street Art Festival and it will showcase 120 British and International Artists painting walls and other surfaces in the Custard Factory and surrounding areas, transforming Digbeth into one of the UK's largest outdoor art galleries.     

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