Cllr Steve Booton has hardly stopped since being elected last May, so we caught up with him to get an update
“Since I was elected, most of my work has been helping Weoley people with issues like housing, council tax, anti-social behaviour, cuts in benefits and rubbish collection. Trying to get problems sorted isn’t always easy – particularly when drastic central government cuts have affected local services so badly – but I always do my very best.
“Lots of people have told me that having a Labour councillor has made a real difference in Weoley. So, I’m really pleased that Julie Johnson has been selected as our Labour candidate for the council elections in May.
“Some of you might have already met Julie on our street stall. She has a great sense of humour and understands the problems that the people of Weoley face under this Tory government. With her tremendous enthusiasm and commitment, she’ll be a fantastic councillor.
“Julie and I are offering practical help for people affected by the Tories’ cuts. We’ve launched our Labour Champions scheme whereby we offer support to Weoley residents who have suffered various difficulties – we’ve given lifts to people whose hospital transport has been cut, we’ve helped with transport when benefits have been cut and we’ve helped people who need to get to a foodbank or who need help filling out official forms.
“If you need assistance, advice or support, just call or come along to one of my advice sessions. We will always help you when we can.”
Cllr Booton’s advice sessions
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
1.00pm-2.00pm Weoley Castle Library, 76 Beckbury Road, B29 5HR
2nd Saturday of the month
1.00pm-2.00pm Allen’s Cross Community Centre, Tinkers Farm Road, B31 1RH
You can call me on 07830 945754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org