Policy Links

Below are links, in alphabetical order, on mainly policy issues which you may find of interest (I can take no responsibility for the content of the sites listed). 

Please email me if you have suggestions for any other links you think I should include.

a useful site designed to improve the internet's accessibility to newcomers to the web
www.behindthemedicalheadlines.com an interesting source of information on health matters
www.catalyst-trust.co.uk policy think tank
www.charter99.org website calling for accountability in global decision-making
www.citizensincome.org Citizen's Income Trust
www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk Organisation campaigning against the privitisation of UK council housing stock
www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea access data on education and skills in your area
The Eaga Partnership is a social enterprise who carry out grant-funded programmes on behalf of central and local government - as well as utilities - to help those who are fuel poor.  Their website includes information on applying for a grant.
This is a database of 'Early Day Motions'.  Early Day Motion, or EDM, is the term used to describe notices of motions given by Members that are not generally expected to be debated. Effectively, the tabling of an EDM is a device to draw attention to an issue, and to elicit support for it by the means of inviting other Members to add their signatures to the motion. Members may also table amendments to existing motions.
website for the Women Into Science and Engineering Campaign
the Community Legal Service website:  "Need information on a legal problem? Want to know who and where your local adviser is? Does it cost anything and can you get financial help?"
Please click on the Labour logo to the left of this page for a link to the Labour Party website.
www.pm.gov.uk includes broadcasts from Tony Blair and copies of his speeches as well as an online chat area where you are invited to discuss government policy with other net users
www.poptel.org.uk/scgn/issues/current.html Socialist Campaign Group News
www.senseaboutscience.org.uk promoting good science and evidence for the public - in July 2009, I signed up to their statement to 'keep the libel laws out of science'.
www.stoptorture.org as a member of Amnesty International, I am supporting their campaign to 'Stamp Out Torture'
www.theyworkforyou.com allows you to browse information on each MP
"The UK MPs network provides a gateway for anyone wishing to find information about an MP."

Local links...

Below are links to a number of local groups, which you may find useful. 

As with links opposite, please email me if you have suggestions for  other links

About my area - Kings Heath

About my area - Moseley

B13 Network

Birmingham 13 Magazine

birmingham101.com An on-line magazine for Birmingham and the Midlands (formerly Birmingham Alive)

Bournville Carillon Website

bournville-web.net  Bournville Community Website


Friends of Kings Norton Nature Reserve

Green initiatives in Birmingham

harpbirmingham.org.uk info on alcohol and homelessness services in Birmingham

Highbury Park Friends
celebrating and protecting Birmingham’s Highbury Park

Kings Heath Business Association

lapal.org - the campaign for the restoration of the Selly Oak Extension Canal

Localise West Midlands - an NGO which aims to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of local sourcing, local decision-making and local money flow

A forum to link the people of Moseley with the people who make decisions for the area

Push Bikes Campaigning for the rights of cyclists in and around Birmingham

riverreatrail.org.uk - River Rea Heritage Trail

Selly Oak Community Network website

news about the district of Selly Park South

Springfield Allotments Association

Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum

West Midlands Police: myneighbourhood.info

Topical issues...

See topical issue archive

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