With Your City Councillor Simon Morrall
I challenge the cabinet member for eduction and skills alongside the Leader of the City Council, about their non-existent marketing and communication strategy when it comes to promoting opportunities to the young and disenfranchised, especially those from deprived communities. According to recent reports, Frankley is one of the top four wards in the city for […]
MPCT frankley success at midlands awards It was a honor to attend the Military Preparation College Midlands Awards ceremony, hosted at the wolves stadium. The Birmingham team (based in Frankley, Balaam Woods School) cleared up at the show, with the awards reconsider talent and skill. The work MPCT do is incredible and I got […]
In February Cllr Simon Morrall challenged the leader of Birmingham City Council on jobs: “We often hear figures of thousands of jobs being created though economy developments and regeneration. So why is youth unemployment one of the highest among the core cites? As one of the youngest cities in the country; this raises serious questions, […]
Following the #Frankley Skills Show, I challenge City Council officers to ensure opportunities are being correctly signposted to young people across the city, especially those from deprived communities. I then questioned their policy over affordable housing and asked if we could expand the successful enterprise zones, like the one in Longbridge, once the business park […]
Local residents braved the cold and hail on Sunday (27th January) to visit the launch of the first ever dedicated Skills Show, right in the heart of Frankley. Aptly named The Frankley Skills Show, the event – organised by local City Councillor Simon Morrall (Con, Frankley Great Park) – was opened by the West Midlands […]
I compared ‘drug dealers to entrepreneurs’ on the Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee this month, suggesting we teach business and GSSE Economics in schools to prevent kids falling off the end. Former leader of the Council and veteran teacher Cllr John Clancy shared his experiences teaching entrepreneurship in schools in the 1980’s with […]
I question the Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Culture alongside her most senior officers: “What are you doing to reach disenfranchised young people, who may be locked away in a bedroom playing Fortnite?” I didn’t really get the answer I was looking for.
With the half marathon complete, I challenge the leader of Birmingham City Council to explain how the opportunities from the 2022 Commonwealth Games will reach across the whole of the city, particularly in the south west for younger people, on The Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny committee.
I was Delighted to attend the launch of the ‘Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering’ at Bournville College in October and see there State-of-the-art engineering laboratories. As someone who is passionate about tech and getting young people involved with industry again, this was an absolute pleasure for me. We will also be inviting the guys from […]