News en Saqib writes to Health Secretary about his ‘A&E for Solihull’ campaign Saqib Bhatti MP, Member of Parliament for Meriden, has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask for her support in restoring Accident and Emergency (A&E) services to the Solihull borough. The letter explained the difficulties faced by Solihull borough residents having… Thu, 23 May 2024 13:00:00 +0100 Saqib invites local business owners to his May Business Forum Saqib is holding his next business forum with Solihull College & University Centre on 31st May. Over the years the business forum has become a thriving platform for local business owners to network with both Saqib and each other, presenting a wonderful opportunity to widen people's professional… Wed, 08 May 2024 13:00:00 +0100 Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands convenes meeting to express concerns about Knowle High Street Saqib joined forces with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, to express their concerns about St John’s Precinct on Knowle High Street to developer Mercia Real Estate. There have been ongoing calls from the community for something to be urgently done… Thu, 11 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0100 Andy Street West, Midlands Mayor hosts ‘Ask Andy’ event in Knowle with Saqib Saqib joined the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, at an ‘Ask Andy’ event at Knowle Village Hall. The event convened residents from across the Solihull borough who were able to ask the mayor questions about local issues. Andy was joined by Dame Caroline Spelman who chaired the discussion and… Thu, 11 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0100 Businesses come together at Prime Minister’s Business Connect event Saqib attended the Prime Minister’s Business Connect event in Coventry to host a roundtable on the adoption of AI in his capacity as Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy. The roundtable was attended by several local SMEs, regional chambers of commerce, and the FSB, amongst others. At the… Thu, 21 Mar 2024 12:00:00 +0000 Saqib welcomes child benefit changes which will help 12000 families in Meriden The Chancellor unveiled the Spring Budget on 6th March, announcing changes to the high-income child benefit that will positively impact over half a million families. The benefit will be amended to consider household income instead of individual income by April 2026. This change has been introduced… Thu, 14 Mar 2024 12:00:00 +0000 Saqib hosts first Pensioners Fair for Solihull borough residents Saqib hosted his first Pensioners Fair for the residents of the Solihull borough on 16th February at Knowle Village Hall. The event brought together several companies, charities and service providers offering specific initiatives for pensioners. The Fair was attended by over 100 residents from… Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000 Saqib calls for everyone to get protected against measles Saqib is calling for anyone who is not vaccinated to urgently come forward to get their measles (MMR) vaccine amid rising cases in the region. Between 1 October and 12 January, there were 167 confirmed cases (including 4 travel-related) and a further 88 likely cases. Around 80% of cases have been… Tue, 13 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000 Saqib launches Meriden's Pub of the Year award Vote now for your favourite local pub! 🏆🍻 Winter can be a difficult time for the hospitality sector, so I wanted to highlight the amazing pubs that serve our community by launching Meriden’s first Pub of the Year award! This competition will run until Friday 8th March, so make sure you get your… Thu, 08 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000 Saqib welcomes the launch of the government’s Pharmacy First services Saqib has welcomed the launch of the Conservative Government’s Pharmacy First approach, helping people to receive care more quickly through better use of pharmacies. Having consistently campaigned for better healthcare services across the Solihull borough, Saqib is thrilled that patients in his… Tue, 06 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000