Andy Street

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Andy Street said ( about Sutton Park ) : “The changes I have outlined for Sutton Coldfield’s transport network will bring huge investment into the Royal Town, reopening old railway stations that have been closed for decades and building exciting new Metro links to connect communities together,” External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 7, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Sutton Park ) : “The changes I have outlined for Sutton Coldfield’s transport network will bring huge investment into the Royal Town, reopening old railway stations that have been closed for decades and building exciting new Metro links to connect communities together,” External link

birminghammail Friday, February 7, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Street added : "Cancellations have decreased from 1,351 in December to 203 in January. And the number of trains turning up on time or within five minutes has gone from an average of 78% to more than 88%" External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, February 3, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The improvements we have seen so far this year are a start, but they most definitely do not make up for months of misery. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, February 3, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These numbers show a step in the right direction, and therefore I believe it would be premature to ask you to strip WMT of the West Midlands franchise at this time. " External link

birminghammail Monday, February 3, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These numbers show a step in the right direction, and therefore I believe it would be premature to ask you to strip WMT of the West Midlands franchise at this time. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, February 3, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : “As you will no doubt be aware, rail passengers using your services in the region have faced significant problems since May, including far too many trains that have been delayed, cancelled, or are overcrowded. Before May your services were running at around 90% reliability, on some lines recently that has dropped below 50%. I am sure you would agree that is utterly woeful and cannot be allowed to continue” External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “As you will no doubt be aware, rail passengers using your services in the region have faced significant problems since May, including far too many trains that have been delayed, cancelled, or are overcrowded. Before May your services were running at around 90% reliability, on some lines recently that has dropped below 50%. I am sure you would agree that is utterly woeful and cannot be allowed to continue” External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "Last year, our committee started to notice the positive impact rugby was having in the local community. " External link

northampton Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

observer Monday, January 27, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “We went into paralysis while we sorted out how we were going to sort out Brexit. We are just coming through that, making our great statements about Global Britain open to the world, and what’s the next thing we do? We lose our nerve on probably the best demonstration of our self-confidence” External link

independent-UK Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

guardian Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “The same tech is used in trains, airlines,” “Eventually the biggest use will be for domestic energy” External link

coventrytelegraph Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. © PA Wire/PA Images The construction site for the HS2 high speed rail scheme in Euston, London. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images) There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “If that does not go ahead it would effectively be an incredible loss of trust in the eyes of those investors. Is that really what the British government wants to preside over?” External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “If that does not go ahead it would effectively be an incredible loss of trust in the eyes of those investors. Is that really what the British government wants to preside over?” External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "In the West Midlands we are working hard to ensure that those areas in Coventry, Birmingham and the Black Country that have been ‘left behind’ receive the support they need. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Sajid Javid ) : "I am hugely encouraged that we have a West Midlands man at the centre of this new financial direction in Chancellor Sajid Javid, whose Bromsgrove constituency shares many of the economic challenges faced by communities across the UK" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

birminghammail Monday, January 13, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, January 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am delighted that a firm of BT's size and stature has made this move, and it shows just how far our region has come in recent years that the UK's biggest companies now see a profitable future in the West Midlands," External link

bbc Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

YorkshirePost Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “I have lost all faith in WMT’s ability to run our network. If not sorted by midnight 31/01/20, I will formally ask (the government) to strip WMT of the franchise. WMT have rejected a number of suggestions I made to improve services, yet I have no power to compel them. I’ve asked Department for Transport (Dft) to devolve control of rail to me (and my successors) as mayor” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The service being provided by West Midlands Trains is quite simply woeful. The problems on our region's trains have been dragging on for months and despite promises from WMT, shows no signs of improving. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, December 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have emailed me, tweeted me, and sent me letters over the recent unacceptable train performance. Happy Christmas - war is beginning: West Midlands Mayor Andy Street (left) with West Midlands Railway MD Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde at New Street Railway Station on the first day of last month's strike action - November 16, 2019 (Image: Nick Wilkinson / BirminghamLive) " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 23, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "People are hungry for change in their local communities. With our new mandate, we Conservatives can provide that change with energy, investment and practical ideas. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "So there's a lot to look forward to and that's why this strike is very frustrating when there is a very good news story about rail with investment across the West Midlands. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "So there's a lot to look forward to and that's why this strike is very frustrating when there is a very good news story about rail with investment across the West Midlands. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "With the stories of cost over-runs and people’s homes and businesses being demolished to build the line, it has become too easy to forget the power of HS2 to make the Midlands and the North richer" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "The reason I am here is to make sure that our residents are actually getting the best possible service - so there are more trams and buses are taking rail tickets to make sure the city remains open for business on this critical day in the run up to Christmas trading. " External link

birminghammail Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "The reason I am here is to make sure that our residents are actually getting the best possible service - so there are more trams and buses are taking rail tickets to make sure the city remains open for business on this critical day in the run up to Christmas trading. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I would ask both sides to think about who are the most important people in this. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I understood why in the first place there was a ballot. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The good background here is that people are turning to the trains. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I would ask both sides to think about who are the most important people in this. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I understood why in the first place there was a ballot. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The good background here is that people are turning to the trains. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Not only do buses provide an essential lifeline for our communities but they also help in our fight against climate change and air pollution by getting people out of their cars" External link

birminghammail Monday, October 21, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We know that investment has fallen away through the uncertainty that we've already gone through. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, October 18, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "Those protests that we have seen on our TV screens in the West Midlands many nights over these last few months, they sort of give approval, they give a licence to others in society to do wrong. And perhaps - I can't prove it - but perhaps it's no coincidence that of hate crime in the West Midlands, one tenth of it is targeted at people because of their sexuality. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Street admitted : “We haven’t actually got the funds yet to build the infrastructure needed to build that out” External link

prospectmagazine Friday, October 11, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We have already declared a climate emergency in the West Midlands and are now working up our plans as to how we become carbon neutral no later than 2040. "This data being made available across our three cities by Google will make a substantial difference to our efforts and will help us target specific areas to achieve greater results" External link

bbc Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Street wrote : "Please resist the temptation to join some of your local colleagues in talking down the West Midlands. This doesn't help investment, job creation and the work to ensure every community benefits" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Jay Singh ) : "I have known Jay for around three years now. He is hugely passionate about our Armed Forces and the historical contribution of Sikh soldiers in World War I and World War II. " External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “The funding we have set aside to help developers get schemes off the ground is already creating hundreds of new jobs and homes,” External link

24housing Friday, September 13, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “There is no doubt that the government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has contributed to an increase in homelessness,” External link

24housing Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : “We all have a moral duty to tackle homelessness, and these changes to the LHA would make an immediate and significant difference,” External link

24housing Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Although there have been many milestones in this ambitious project to extend the tram network to the westside of Birmingham, this successful tram test marks a significant moment in the first phase of the project. "It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now underway to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

birminghammail Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Although there have been many milestones in this ambitious project to extend the tram network to the westside of Birmingham, this successful tram test marks a significant moment in the first phase of the project. "It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now underway to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 30, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, August 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

southwalesargus Friday, August 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 30, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, August 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "At the last meeting, we had the decision around the climate change emergency but it was very clear that the next stage was to set ourselves a target. " External link

coventrytelegraph Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "These are the first of thousands of nextbikes coming to the West Midlands which will give people an even greater choice in how to get around, especially in our major towns and cities" External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "When we had the last leaders' meeting, there was a real feeling that we need to give a clear steer on this particularly to the business community hence it being here for a formal decision" External link

birminghammail Friday, July 26, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "When we had the last leaders' meeting, there was a real feeling that we need to give a clear steer on this particularly to the business community hence it being here for a formal decision" External link

tamworthherald Friday, July 26, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "At the last meeting, we had the decision around the climate change emergency but it was very clear that the next stage was to set ourselves a target. " External link

birminghammail Friday, July 26, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These are the first of thousands of nextbikes coming to the West Midlands which will give people an even greater choice in how to get around, especially in our major towns and cities" External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has undoubtedly contributed to an increase in homelessness in the West Midlands" External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "No wonder that many people fall behind on their payments and end up being evicted. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Alongside the cranes and new offices, rough sleepers are to be found in doorways and at mobile soup kitchens. Behind closed doors, there are thousands of people sleeping on sofas at the homes of friends or family, families in B&Bs and vulnerable people living in some of the worst quality shared housing. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has undoubtedly contributed to an increase in homelessness in the West Midlands" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "No wonder that many people fall behind on their payments and end up being evicted. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Alongside the cranes and new offices, rough sleepers are to be found in doorways and at mobile soup kitchens. Behind closed doors, there are thousands of people sleeping on sofas at the homes of friends or family, families in B&Bs and vulnerable people living in some of the worst quality shared housing. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Business growth in the West Midlands is strong (but) we have rough sleepers in doorways just a few steps away from expensive new offices, while other people are sleeping on sofas with their friends or family, or living in some of the worst quality shared housing,” External link

24housing Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to focus on public transport improvements including upgrading Perry Barr station and introducing Sprint rapid bus services," External link

birminghammail Monday, June 17, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to focus on public transport improvements including upgrading Perry Barr station and introducing Sprint rapid bus services," External link

tamworthherald Monday, June 17, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I believe that hard nosed economic argument will win the day but also believe that for incoming government leaders this is the exemplar of One Nation thinking - HS2 literally connects the nation up" External link

coventrytelegraph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I believe that hard nosed economic argument will win the day but also believe that for incoming government leaders this is the exemplar of One Nation thinking - HS2 literally connects the nation up" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I think it would be a much better situation if there was less about her judgement and much more about guidance that is general and is clearly followed by primary schools," "It's a very tough situation for this head teacher to have been put into, that's why I say I would like the DfE to be clearer still about what its requirements are" External link

bbc Friday, June 7, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am pleased that decisive action has been taken so children can go to school in a normal environment. Disappointing that it ever got to this point" External link

itv Friday, May 31, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Birmingham Airport ) : “The Midlands serves a large Indian community of nearly 500,000, with significant populations in Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. I am really pleased there is an Air India flight to Delhi from Birmingham but if people need to go to Mumbai they have to travel to Heathrow” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “There is a business case but there is also a personal case thousands of families will be able to reconnect more easily with a new route. The Midlands and India have a wonderful relationship, we need to strengthen it with a new route” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "I am delighted that Vodafone has set a date for 5G to launch in Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The Midlands serves a large Indian community of nearly 500,000, with significant populations in Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, flight to Delhi from Birmingham but if people need to go to Mumbai they have to travel to Heathrow" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "I am delighted that Vodafone has set a date for 5G to launch in Birmingham. " External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

birminghammail Monday, April 29, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

msn-uk Monday, April 29, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "A terrible incident took place in Amritsar. " External link

birminghammail Monday, April 15, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "This new base will be The Economist Group's first outside the capital city, representing a major opportunity for the region. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Andy Street ) : "We have big plans for transport in the West Midlands and the expansion of Moor Street is a crucial part of that. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We are building the future and there's never been a better time to invest in the West Midlands. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We've got the designs of the station now and we are going to go to consultation so people will be able to see them and give their views on them. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

birminghammail Friday, February 8, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I have seen messages on social media relating to the Consultation on the transfer of powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Mayor of the West Midlands, including messages in my name. " External link

birminghammail Friday, February 8, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I have seen messages on social media relating to the Consultation on the transfer of powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Mayor of the West Midlands, including messages in my name. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

coventrytelegraph Friday, February 8, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Andy Street insisted : “I want to keep the costs of the mayor’s office as low as possible” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am confident Jaguar Land Rover will be a critical part of our region’s future success. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Any talk of extending Article 50 or having a second referendum, I don’t agree with that. This has to be bought to a head” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Let us hope that that vote is passed. That is my fervent hope” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Any talk of extending Article 50 or having a second referendum, I don’t agree with that. This has to be bought to a head” External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Let us hope that that vote is passed. That is my fervent hope” External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Zero tolerance around less serious crime is absolutely right" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "I know exactly how important reopening this railway line is to people in the communities in Kings Heath, Moseley and Hazelwell and everybody who has a part to play in making this happen is working towards getting it reopen as quickly as possible" External link

tamworthherald Monday, January 7, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We would like to thank all members of the public who took the time to respond to our consultation. " External link

birminghammail Friday, December 21, 2018 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We would like to thank all members of the public who took the time to respond to our consultation. " External link

msn-uk Friday, December 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 17, 2018 9:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

msn-uk Monday, December 17, 2018 7:28:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 17, 2018 7:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The bank has some treasured memories for me as a youngster and more recently we have used it to stage events. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 10, 2018 10:53:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The bank has some treasured memories for me as a youngster and more recently we have used it to stage events. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 10, 2018 8:24:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to understand in detail the financial triggers which lead to homelessness for those on low incomes. “The top reason for homelessness is ending of assured shorthold tenancies, often due to rent arrears. “Unexpected expenses or changes to benefits can tip those on low incomes into financial difficulties and homelessness. “This is why monitoring the rollout of Universal Credit, and making changes where necessary, is so important to the policy’s overall success”. Mr Street made the comments in He warned: “There are thousands of others in the West Midlands who are living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing or living in hostels”. Universal Credit was only one of the issues raised by the mayor. Others included the need to “increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing”, to provide work for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to ensure charities and businesses knew what they could do to help. Mr Street also argued that the Government was listening to concerns. He said he had worked with charities to lobby Ministers and, “after looking at proposals in detail and listening to the sector”, the Government agreed that all 18-21 year olds would continue to have access to Housing Benefit. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street speaks during the annual Conservative Party Conference (Image: Getty Images Europe) But the implied criticism of Universal Credit chimes with warnings issued in stronger terms by a range of inquiries and charities. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits - Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit - with a single payment. The Government says the new benefit is designed to help people get into work. It is also designed to ensure people have a higher income when they do work, while under the old system people could find that they lost so much in benefits that getting a job, or working more hours, didn’t make economic sense. However, critics say that the benefit has led to an increase in poverty. Claimants have to wait up to five weeks for their first payment, and while they can get an advance payment much sooner than this, the advance is a loan that must be repaid. MPs say some constituents have suffered hardship because they received incorrect payments. Read More And for some people, the total amount received has simply been cut. In a damning report earlier this year, the Trussell Trust said Universal Credit helped explain why foodbank use had shot up. The charity distributed 119,946 three-day emergency food parcels in the West Midlands between April 1 2017 and March 31 2018. This was up from 41,396 in the 12 months up to March 31 2013 - before the new benefit. The National Audit Office, the official spending watchdog, warned in June that Universal Credit may cost taxpayers more than the complex benefits system it replaced. Prime Minister Theresa May defended Universal Credit (Image: PA) It published a report warning the Government has no way of measuring whether the new system is achieving its goal of getting more people into work. At least 270,000 claimants are expected to receive their payments late in 2018, likely to cause them serious financial problems, the National Audit Office said. At the moment, residents in most parts of the country who start claiming benefits, or whose circumstances change, are put on to Universal Credit. In 2020 the Government will begin moving large numbers of claimants who receive the older benefits onto the new system. Read More Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised Universal Credit in the House of Commons this week. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, responded by arguing that the Government had made changes to the benefits system when needed. She said: “What we actually see in our country today is absolute poverty at record lows, more people in work than ever before, youth unemployment almost halved and wages growing, and that is because of the balanced approach that we take to our economy - a Conservative Government delivering for the British people”. Mrs May added: “What we have done is made changes as we have rolled out Universal Credit, but I am afraid we had a Labour party that would not support the changes we were making to Universal Credit. We have listened and we have made changes. “It is time that the Labour party recognised that Universal Credit is ensuring that more people are in work in this country and that absolute poverty is at record lows. That is a system that delivers for people and encourages them into work - a simpler system that is better for the people who need to use it”. In his ConservativeHome article, Mr Street warned fellow Tories: “As Conservatives, we must make good on our promises to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the 2017 Election Manifesto. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to understand in detail the financial triggers which lead to homelessness for those on low incomes. “The top reason for homelessness is ending of assured shorthold tenancies, often due to rent arrears. “Unexpected expenses or changes to benefits can tip those on low incomes into financial difficulties and homelessness. “This is why monitoring the rollout of Universal Credit, and making changes where necessary, is so important to the policy’s overall success”. Mr Street made the comments in He warned: “There are thousands of others in the West Midlands who are living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing or living in hostels”. Universal Credit was only one of the issues raised by the mayor. Others included the need to “increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing”, to provide work for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to ensure charities and businesses knew what they could do to help. Mr Street also argued that the Government was listening to concerns. He said he had worked with charities to lobby Ministers and, “after looking at proposals in detail and listening to the sector”, the Government agreed that all 18-21 year olds would continue to have access to Housing Benefit. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street speaks during the annual Conservative Party Conference (Image: Getty Images Europe) But the implied criticism of Universal Credit chimes with warnings issued in stronger terms by a range of inquiries and charities. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits - Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit - with a single payment. The Government says the new benefit is designed to help people get into work. It is also designed to ensure people have a higher income when they do work, while under the old system people could find that they lost so much in benefits that getting a job, or working more hours, didn’t make economic sense. However, critics say that the benefit has led to an increase in poverty. Claimants have to wait up to five weeks for their first payment, and while they can get an advance payment much sooner than this, the advance is a loan that must be repaid. MPs say some constituents have suffered hardship because they received incorrect payments. Read More And for some people, the total amount received has simply been cut. In a damning report earlier this year, the Trussell Trust said Universal Credit helped explain why foodbank use had shot up. The charity distributed 119,946 three-day emergency food parcels in the West Midlands between April 1 2017 and March 31 2018. This was up from 41,396 in the 12 months up to March 31 2013 - before the new benefit. The National Audit Office, the official spending watchdog, warned in June that Universal Credit may cost taxpayers more than the complex benefits system it replaced. Prime Minister Theresa May defended Universal Credit (Image: PA) It published a report warning the Government has no way of measuring whether the new system is achieving its goal of getting more people into work. At least 270,000 claimants are expected to receive their payments late in 2018, likely to cause them serious financial problems, the National Audit Office said. At the moment, residents in most parts of the country who start claiming benefits, or whose circumstances change, are put on to Universal Credit. In 2020 the Government will begin moving large numbers of claimants who receive the older benefits onto the new system. Read More Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised Universal Credit in the House of Commons this week. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, responded by arguing that the Government had made changes to the benefits system when needed. She said: “What we actually see in our country today is absolute poverty at record lows, more people in work than ever before, youth unemployment almost halved and wages growing, and that is because of the balanced approach that we take to our economy - a Conservative Government delivering for the British people”. Mrs May added: “What we have done is made changes as we have rolled out Universal Credit, but I am afraid we had a Labour party that would not support the changes we were making to Universal Credit. We have listened and we have made changes. “It is time that the Labour party recognised that Universal Credit is ensuring that more people are in work in this country and that absolute poverty is at record lows. That is a system that delivers for people and encourages them into work - a simpler system that is better for the people who need to use it”. In his ConservativeHome article, Mr Street warned fellow Tories: “As Conservatives, we must make good on our promises to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the 2017 Election Manifesto. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "One of the most common issues raised when I talk to the Sikh community in our region is that they and their families are unable to fly directly to Amritsar. " External link

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Grant Shapps responded ( about Andy Street ) : "I think Andy is a great man and I want to do everything I can to help - but you understand we have to think about the whole country, every piece of investment, think about (the proposals of) Midlands Connect (which has submitted a £3.5 billion set of proposals for regional rail investment ), about Northern Powerhouse Rail, what's happening everywhere really. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Shapps responded ( about Andy Street ) : "I think Andy is a great man and I want to do everything I can to help - but you understand we have to think about the whole country, every piece of investment, think about (the proposals of) Midlands Connect (which has submitted a £3.5 billion set of proposals for regional rail investment ), about Northern Powerhouse Rail, what's happening everywhere really. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Harriett Baldwin added ( about Andy Street ) : "The rail service between the county and Birmingham has been consistently poor over recent months and my efforts to talk to the managers doesn’t seem to have any effect at all. I keep hearing excuses and promises of better performance in the future, but rail users want improvements now. “The West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, has also taken a close look at this matter and he has given the company until the end of the month to show some urgent improvement. “I am pleased that the Government is looking hard at this issue and if necessary, use its powers to strip the franchise holder of the failing services. “I hope that the rail company is listening hard and is making an urgent plan of action to give commuters a better, value-for-money service in the coming days and weeks”. West Midlands Railway has been beset by problems for several months with passengers routinely complaining about service. Before Christmas, West Midlands mayor Andy Street called for the train company to be stripped of its franchise if urgent improvement was not made, saying he had lost all faith in the company’s ability to deliver services. In response, Jan Chaudry Van der Velde, managing director of WMR, said: “”We recognise that the May timetable has not worked and apologise to all our passengers who have been affected. Last week we brought in extra carriages and made changes to the timetable to improve capacity and performance. Unfortunately, in that short period, we also experienced many incidents outside our control. “These included several track and signalling failures managed by Network Rail, trespass - including a person being struck by a train - and anti-social behaviour disrupting a very busy service. “We have committed to an enhanced compensation package for West Midlands rail users which will recognise the planned national fares increase in January. " External link

worcesternews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Shapps said ( about Andy Street ) : "This new fund will support Andy Street's plans to kick-start the transformation of services across the area so they match those in London, ensuring more frequent and better rail services, modern buses and trains and contactless smart ticketing" External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Andy Street ) : “I want to give the whole of the West Midlands the type of mass transit connections that make London so successful – and to help West Midlands Mayor Andy Street with his visionary agenda” External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Andy Street ) : "I would agree with Andy Street," "We need to be able to teach children about the world we live in" External link

msn-uk Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Andy Street ) : "We have big plans for transport in the West Midlands and the expansion of Moor Street is a crucial part of that. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Simon Ward added ( about Andy Street ) : “Andy absolutely understands town centres and retail in a unique way. We need a community led strategic change to make sure town centres aren’t just for shopping. They need to be a place to live and a place for leisure too” External link

tamworthherald Friday, January 18, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

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Andy Street said ( about Sutton Park ) : “The changes I have outlined for Sutton Coldfield’s transport network will bring huge investment into the Royal Town, reopening old railway stations that have been closed for decades and building exciting new Metro links to connect communities together,” External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 7, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Sutton Park ) : “The changes I have outlined for Sutton Coldfield’s transport network will bring huge investment into the Royal Town, reopening old railway stations that have been closed for decades and building exciting new Metro links to connect communities together,” External link

birminghammail Friday, February 7, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Andy Street added : "Cancellations have decreased from 1,351 in December to 203 in January. And the number of trains turning up on time or within five minutes has gone from an average of 78% to more than 88%" External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, February 3, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The improvements we have seen so far this year are a start, but they most definitely do not make up for months of misery. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, February 3, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These numbers show a step in the right direction, and therefore I believe it would be premature to ask you to strip WMT of the West Midlands franchise at this time. " External link

birminghammail Monday, February 3, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These numbers show a step in the right direction, and therefore I believe it would be premature to ask you to strip WMT of the West Midlands franchise at this time. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, February 3, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : “As you will no doubt be aware, rail passengers using your services in the region have faced significant problems since May, including far too many trains that have been delayed, cancelled, or are overcrowded. Before May your services were running at around 90% reliability, on some lines recently that has dropped below 50%. I am sure you would agree that is utterly woeful and cannot be allowed to continue” External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “As you will no doubt be aware, rail passengers using your services in the region have faced significant problems since May, including far too many trains that have been delayed, cancelled, or are overcrowded. Before May your services were running at around 90% reliability, on some lines recently that has dropped below 50%. I am sure you would agree that is utterly woeful and cannot be allowed to continue” External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "Last year, our committee started to notice the positive impact rugby was having in the local community. " External link

northampton Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

observer Monday, January 27, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “We went into paralysis while we sorted out how we were going to sort out Brexit. We are just coming through that, making our great statements about Global Britain open to the world, and what’s the next thing we do? We lose our nerve on probably the best demonstration of our self-confidence” External link

independent-UK Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

guardian Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “The same tech is used in trains, airlines,” “Eventually the biggest use will be for domestic energy” External link

coventrytelegraph Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : “Businesses have invested billions of pounds in the commitment of the British government from 2015,” “If you suddenly welch on that, where does it leave us as an international power where our word is our bond? I think that could be incredibly damaging. There would be a huge write-off. We are already committed to things that wouldn’t go ahead. © PA Wire/PA Images The construction site for the HS2 high speed rail scheme in Euston, London. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images) There is also the question of how those who invested in good faith would respond to that” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “If that does not go ahead it would effectively be an incredible loss of trust in the eyes of those investors. Is that really what the British government wants to preside over?” External link

birminghammail Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about British ) : “If that does not go ahead it would effectively be an incredible loss of trust in the eyes of those investors. Is that really what the British government wants to preside over?” External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "In the West Midlands we are working hard to ensure that those areas in Coventry, Birmingham and the Black Country that have been ‘left behind’ receive the support they need. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Sajid Javid ) : "I am hugely encouraged that we have a West Midlands man at the centre of this new financial direction in Chancellor Sajid Javid, whose Bromsgrove constituency shares many of the economic challenges faced by communities across the UK" External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

birminghammail Monday, January 13, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, January 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am delighted that a firm of BT's size and stature has made this move, and it shows just how far our region has come in recent years that the UK's biggest companies now see a profitable future in the West Midlands," External link

bbc Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Occasionally you have to just go through the cupboard and say which are the things that have perhaps gathered dust and need killing off. This is not in that category. " External link

YorkshirePost Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “I have lost all faith in WMT’s ability to run our network. If not sorted by midnight 31/01/20, I will formally ask (the government) to strip WMT of the franchise. WMT have rejected a number of suggestions I made to improve services, yet I have no power to compel them. I’ve asked Department for Transport (Dft) to devolve control of rail to me (and my successors) as mayor” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The service being provided by West Midlands Trains is quite simply woeful. The problems on our region's trains have been dragging on for months and despite promises from WMT, shows no signs of improving. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, December 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have emailed me, tweeted me, and sent me letters over the recent unacceptable train performance. Happy Christmas - war is beginning: West Midlands Mayor Andy Street (left) with West Midlands Railway MD Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde at New Street Railway Station on the first day of last month's strike action - November 16, 2019 (Image: Nick Wilkinson / BirminghamLive) " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 23, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "People are hungry for change in their local communities. With our new mandate, we Conservatives can provide that change with energy, investment and practical ideas. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "So there's a lot to look forward to and that's why this strike is very frustrating when there is a very good news story about rail with investment across the West Midlands. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "So there's a lot to look forward to and that's why this strike is very frustrating when there is a very good news story about rail with investment across the West Midlands. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "With the stories of cost over-runs and people’s homes and businesses being demolished to build the line, it has become too easy to forget the power of HS2 to make the Midlands and the North richer" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "The reason I am here is to make sure that our residents are actually getting the best possible service - so there are more trams and buses are taking rail tickets to make sure the city remains open for business on this critical day in the run up to Christmas trading. " External link

birminghammail Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "The reason I am here is to make sure that our residents are actually getting the best possible service - so there are more trams and buses are taking rail tickets to make sure the city remains open for business on this critical day in the run up to Christmas trading. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I would ask both sides to think about who are the most important people in this. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I understood why in the first place there was a ballot. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The good background here is that people are turning to the trains. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I would ask both sides to think about who are the most important people in this. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I understood why in the first place there was a ballot. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The good background here is that people are turning to the trains. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Not only do buses provide an essential lifeline for our communities but they also help in our fight against climate change and air pollution by getting people out of their cars" External link

birminghammail Monday, October 21, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We know that investment has fallen away through the uncertainty that we've already gone through. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, October 18, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "Those protests that we have seen on our TV screens in the West Midlands many nights over these last few months, they sort of give approval, they give a licence to others in society to do wrong. And perhaps - I can't prove it - but perhaps it's no coincidence that of hate crime in the West Midlands, one tenth of it is targeted at people because of their sexuality. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Street admitted : “We haven’t actually got the funds yet to build the infrastructure needed to build that out” External link

prospectmagazine Friday, October 11, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We have already declared a climate emergency in the West Midlands and are now working up our plans as to how we become carbon neutral no later than 2040. "This data being made available across our three cities by Google will make a substantial difference to our efforts and will help us target specific areas to achieve greater results" External link

bbc Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Street wrote : "Please resist the temptation to join some of your local colleagues in talking down the West Midlands. This doesn't help investment, job creation and the work to ensure every community benefits" External link

tamworthherald Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Jay Singh ) : "I have known Jay for around three years now. He is hugely passionate about our Armed Forces and the historical contribution of Sikh soldiers in World War I and World War II. " External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “The funding we have set aside to help developers get schemes off the ground is already creating hundreds of new jobs and homes,” External link

24housing Friday, September 13, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “There is no doubt that the government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has contributed to an increase in homelessness,” External link

24housing Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : “We all have a moral duty to tackle homelessness, and these changes to the LHA would make an immediate and significant difference,” External link

24housing Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Although there have been many milestones in this ambitious project to extend the tram network to the westside of Birmingham, this successful tram test marks a significant moment in the first phase of the project. "It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now underway to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

birminghammail Friday, August 30, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Although there have been many milestones in this ambitious project to extend the tram network to the westside of Birmingham, this successful tram test marks a significant moment in the first phase of the project. "It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now underway to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

tamworthherald Friday, August 30, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, August 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

southwalesargus Friday, August 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 30, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Victoria Square ) : “It is fantastic to see that final preparations are now under way to start services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, with all the benefits that will bring to Birmingham city centre and the wider West Midlands economy” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, August 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "At the last meeting, we had the decision around the climate change emergency but it was very clear that the next stage was to set ourselves a target. " External link

coventrytelegraph Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "These are the first of thousands of nextbikes coming to the West Midlands which will give people an even greater choice in how to get around, especially in our major towns and cities" External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "When we had the last leaders' meeting, there was a real feeling that we need to give a clear steer on this particularly to the business community hence it being here for a formal decision" External link

birminghammail Friday, July 26, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "When we had the last leaders' meeting, there was a real feeling that we need to give a clear steer on this particularly to the business community hence it being here for a formal decision" External link

tamworthherald Friday, July 26, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "At the last meeting, we had the decision around the climate change emergency but it was very clear that the next stage was to set ourselves a target. " External link

birminghammail Friday, July 26, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "These are the first of thousands of nextbikes coming to the West Midlands which will give people an even greater choice in how to get around, especially in our major towns and cities" External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has undoubtedly contributed to an increase in homelessness in the West Midlands" External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "No wonder that many people fall behind on their payments and end up being evicted. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Alongside the cranes and new offices, rough sleepers are to be found in doorways and at mobile soup kitchens. Behind closed doors, there are thousands of people sleeping on sofas at the homes of friends or family, families in B&Bs and vulnerable people living in some of the worst quality shared housing. " External link

coventrytelegraph Monday, July 22, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The government’s freezing of the local housing allowance rate has undoubtedly contributed to an increase in homelessness in the West Midlands" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "No wonder that many people fall behind on their payments and end up being evicted. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Alongside the cranes and new offices, rough sleepers are to be found in doorways and at mobile soup kitchens. Behind closed doors, there are thousands of people sleeping on sofas at the homes of friends or family, families in B&Bs and vulnerable people living in some of the worst quality shared housing. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Business growth in the West Midlands is strong (but) we have rough sleepers in doorways just a few steps away from expensive new offices, while other people are sleeping on sofas with their friends or family, or living in some of the worst quality shared housing,” External link

24housing Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "This is yet another example of how, by working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sector, we are able to unlock unwanted brownfield land, in this case a former scrap yard. " External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to focus on public transport improvements including upgrading Perry Barr station and introducing Sprint rapid bus services," External link

birminghammail Monday, June 17, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to focus on public transport improvements including upgrading Perry Barr station and introducing Sprint rapid bus services," External link

tamworthherald Monday, June 17, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I believe that hard nosed economic argument will win the day but also believe that for incoming government leaders this is the exemplar of One Nation thinking - HS2 literally connects the nation up" External link

coventrytelegraph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I believe that hard nosed economic argument will win the day but also believe that for incoming government leaders this is the exemplar of One Nation thinking - HS2 literally connects the nation up" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I think it would be a much better situation if there was less about her judgement and much more about guidance that is general and is clearly followed by primary schools," "It's a very tough situation for this head teacher to have been put into, that's why I say I would like the DfE to be clearer still about what its requirements are" External link

bbc Friday, June 7, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am pleased that decisive action has been taken so children can go to school in a normal environment. Disappointing that it ever got to this point" External link

itv Friday, May 31, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Birmingham Airport ) : “The Midlands serves a large Indian community of nearly 500,000, with significant populations in Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. I am really pleased there is an Air India flight to Delhi from Birmingham but if people need to go to Mumbai they have to travel to Heathrow” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “There is a business case but there is also a personal case thousands of families will be able to reconnect more easily with a new route. The Midlands and India have a wonderful relationship, we need to strengthen it with a new route” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "I am delighted that Vodafone has set a date for 5G to launch in Birmingham. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "The Midlands serves a large Indian community of nearly 500,000, with significant populations in Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, flight to Delhi from Birmingham but if people need to go to Mumbai they have to travel to Heathrow" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "I am delighted that Vodafone has set a date for 5G to launch in Birmingham. " External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

birminghammail Monday, April 29, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It's brilliant to be able to join the nagar kirtan here from the Guru Nanak Mosque in Smethwick, which is my opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Sikh community for their brilliant contribution across the West Midlands" External link

msn-uk Monday, April 29, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "A terrible incident took place in Amritsar. " External link

birminghammail Monday, April 15, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "This new base will be The Economist Group's first outside the capital city, representing a major opportunity for the region. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Andy Street ) : "We have big plans for transport in the West Midlands and the expansion of Moor Street is a crucial part of that. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We are building the future and there's never been a better time to invest in the West Midlands. " External link

tamworthherald Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We've got the designs of the station now and we are going to go to consultation so people will be able to see them and give their views on them. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

birminghammail Friday, February 8, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I have seen messages on social media relating to the Consultation on the transfer of powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Mayor of the West Midlands, including messages in my name. " External link

birminghammail Friday, February 8, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I have seen messages on social media relating to the Consultation on the transfer of powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Mayor of the West Midlands, including messages in my name. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

coventrytelegraph Friday, February 8, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "It was sent out from my account in my name but not by me," External link

tamworthherald Friday, February 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Andy Street insisted : “I want to keep the costs of the mayor’s office as low as possible” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "I am confident Jaguar Land Rover will be a critical part of our region’s future success. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Any talk of extending Article 50 or having a second referendum, I don’t agree with that. This has to be bought to a head” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Let us hope that that vote is passed. That is my fervent hope” External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Any talk of extending Article 50 or having a second referendum, I don’t agree with that. This has to be bought to a head” External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : “Let us hope that that vote is passed. That is my fervent hope” External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "Zero tolerance around less serious crime is absolutely right" External link

birminghammail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "I know exactly how important reopening this railway line is to people in the communities in Kings Heath, Moseley and Hazelwell and everybody who has a part to play in making this happen is working towards getting it reopen as quickly as possible" External link

tamworthherald Monday, January 7, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We would like to thank all members of the public who took the time to respond to our consultation. " External link

birminghammail Friday, December 21, 2018 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We would like to thank all members of the public who took the time to respond to our consultation. " External link

msn-uk Friday, December 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 17, 2018 9:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

msn-uk Monday, December 17, 2018 7:28:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added ( about Mike Wright ) : "We are delighted that Mike is joining us to help drive innovation and growth. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 17, 2018 7:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The bank has some treasured memories for me as a youngster and more recently we have used it to stage events. " External link

birminghammail Monday, December 10, 2018 10:53:00 PM EAT

Andy Street added : "The bank has some treasured memories for me as a youngster and more recently we have used it to stage events. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, December 10, 2018 8:24:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to understand in detail the financial triggers which lead to homelessness for those on low incomes. “The top reason for homelessness is ending of assured shorthold tenancies, often due to rent arrears. “Unexpected expenses or changes to benefits can tip those on low incomes into financial difficulties and homelessness. “This is why monitoring the rollout of Universal Credit, and making changes where necessary, is so important to the policy’s overall success”. Mr Street made the comments in He warned: “There are thousands of others in the West Midlands who are living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing or living in hostels”. Universal Credit was only one of the issues raised by the mayor. Others included the need to “increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing”, to provide work for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to ensure charities and businesses knew what they could do to help. Mr Street also argued that the Government was listening to concerns. He said he had worked with charities to lobby Ministers and, “after looking at proposals in detail and listening to the sector”, the Government agreed that all 18-21 year olds would continue to have access to Housing Benefit. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street speaks during the annual Conservative Party Conference (Image: Getty Images Europe) But the implied criticism of Universal Credit chimes with warnings issued in stronger terms by a range of inquiries and charities. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits - Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit - with a single payment. The Government says the new benefit is designed to help people get into work. It is also designed to ensure people have a higher income when they do work, while under the old system people could find that they lost so much in benefits that getting a job, or working more hours, didn’t make economic sense. However, critics say that the benefit has led to an increase in poverty. Claimants have to wait up to five weeks for their first payment, and while they can get an advance payment much sooner than this, the advance is a loan that must be repaid. MPs say some constituents have suffered hardship because they received incorrect payments. Read More And for some people, the total amount received has simply been cut. In a damning report earlier this year, the Trussell Trust said Universal Credit helped explain why foodbank use had shot up. The charity distributed 119,946 three-day emergency food parcels in the West Midlands between April 1 2017 and March 31 2018. This was up from 41,396 in the 12 months up to March 31 2013 - before the new benefit. The National Audit Office, the official spending watchdog, warned in June that Universal Credit may cost taxpayers more than the complex benefits system it replaced. Prime Minister Theresa May defended Universal Credit (Image: PA) It published a report warning the Government has no way of measuring whether the new system is achieving its goal of getting more people into work. At least 270,000 claimants are expected to receive their payments late in 2018, likely to cause them serious financial problems, the National Audit Office said. At the moment, residents in most parts of the country who start claiming benefits, or whose circumstances change, are put on to Universal Credit. In 2020 the Government will begin moving large numbers of claimants who receive the older benefits onto the new system. Read More Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised Universal Credit in the House of Commons this week. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, responded by arguing that the Government had made changes to the benefits system when needed. She said: “What we actually see in our country today is absolute poverty at record lows, more people in work than ever before, youth unemployment almost halved and wages growing, and that is because of the balanced approach that we take to our economy - a Conservative Government delivering for the British people”. Mrs May added: “What we have done is made changes as we have rolled out Universal Credit, but I am afraid we had a Labour party that would not support the changes we were making to Universal Credit. We have listened and we have made changes. “It is time that the Labour party recognised that Universal Credit is ensuring that more people are in work in this country and that absolute poverty is at record lows. That is a system that delivers for people and encourages them into work - a simpler system that is better for the people who need to use it”. In his ConservativeHome article, Mr Street warned fellow Tories: “As Conservatives, we must make good on our promises to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the 2017 Election Manifesto. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "We need to understand in detail the financial triggers which lead to homelessness for those on low incomes. “The top reason for homelessness is ending of assured shorthold tenancies, often due to rent arrears. “Unexpected expenses or changes to benefits can tip those on low incomes into financial difficulties and homelessness. “This is why monitoring the rollout of Universal Credit, and making changes where necessary, is so important to the policy’s overall success”. Mr Street made the comments in He warned: “There are thousands of others in the West Midlands who are living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing or living in hostels”. Universal Credit was only one of the issues raised by the mayor. Others included the need to “increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing”, to provide work for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to ensure charities and businesses knew what they could do to help. Mr Street also argued that the Government was listening to concerns. He said he had worked with charities to lobby Ministers and, “after looking at proposals in detail and listening to the sector”, the Government agreed that all 18-21 year olds would continue to have access to Housing Benefit. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street speaks during the annual Conservative Party Conference (Image: Getty Images Europe) But the implied criticism of Universal Credit chimes with warnings issued in stronger terms by a range of inquiries and charities. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits - Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit - with a single payment. The Government says the new benefit is designed to help people get into work. It is also designed to ensure people have a higher income when they do work, while under the old system people could find that they lost so much in benefits that getting a job, or working more hours, didn’t make economic sense. However, critics say that the benefit has led to an increase in poverty. Claimants have to wait up to five weeks for their first payment, and while they can get an advance payment much sooner than this, the advance is a loan that must be repaid. MPs say some constituents have suffered hardship because they received incorrect payments. Read More And for some people, the total amount received has simply been cut. In a damning report earlier this year, the Trussell Trust said Universal Credit helped explain why foodbank use had shot up. The charity distributed 119,946 three-day emergency food parcels in the West Midlands between April 1 2017 and March 31 2018. This was up from 41,396 in the 12 months up to March 31 2013 - before the new benefit. The National Audit Office, the official spending watchdog, warned in June that Universal Credit may cost taxpayers more than the complex benefits system it replaced. Prime Minister Theresa May defended Universal Credit (Image: PA) It published a report warning the Government has no way of measuring whether the new system is achieving its goal of getting more people into work. At least 270,000 claimants are expected to receive their payments late in 2018, likely to cause them serious financial problems, the National Audit Office said. At the moment, residents in most parts of the country who start claiming benefits, or whose circumstances change, are put on to Universal Credit. In 2020 the Government will begin moving large numbers of claimants who receive the older benefits onto the new system. Read More Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised Universal Credit in the House of Commons this week. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, responded by arguing that the Government had made changes to the benefits system when needed. She said: “What we actually see in our country today is absolute poverty at record lows, more people in work than ever before, youth unemployment almost halved and wages growing, and that is because of the balanced approach that we take to our economy - a Conservative Government delivering for the British people”. Mrs May added: “What we have done is made changes as we have rolled out Universal Credit, but I am afraid we had a Labour party that would not support the changes we were making to Universal Credit. We have listened and we have made changes. “It is time that the Labour party recognised that Universal Credit is ensuring that more people are in work in this country and that absolute poverty is at record lows. That is a system that delivers for people and encourages them into work - a simpler system that is better for the people who need to use it”. In his ConservativeHome article, Mr Street warned fellow Tories: “As Conservatives, we must make good on our promises to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the 2017 Election Manifesto. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:23:00 AM EAT

Andy Street said : "One of the most common issues raised when I talk to the Sikh community in our region is that they and their families are unable to fly directly to Amritsar. " External link

msn-uk Friday, November 24, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT



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Grant Shapps responded ( about Andy Street ) : "I think Andy is a great man and I want to do everything I can to help - but you understand we have to think about the whole country, every piece of investment, think about (the proposals of) Midlands Connect (which has submitted a £3.5 billion set of proposals for regional rail investment ), about Northern Powerhouse Rail, what's happening everywhere really. " External link

birminghammail Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Shapps responded ( about Andy Street ) : "I think Andy is a great man and I want to do everything I can to help - but you understand we have to think about the whole country, every piece of investment, think about (the proposals of) Midlands Connect (which has submitted a £3.5 billion set of proposals for regional rail investment ), about Northern Powerhouse Rail, what's happening everywhere really. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Harriett Baldwin added ( about Andy Street ) : "The rail service between the county and Birmingham has been consistently poor over recent months and my efforts to talk to the managers doesn’t seem to have any effect at all. I keep hearing excuses and promises of better performance in the future, but rail users want improvements now. “The West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, has also taken a close look at this matter and he has given the company until the end of the month to show some urgent improvement. “I am pleased that the Government is looking hard at this issue and if necessary, use its powers to strip the franchise holder of the failing services. “I hope that the rail company is listening hard and is making an urgent plan of action to give commuters a better, value-for-money service in the coming days and weeks”. West Midlands Railway has been beset by problems for several months with passengers routinely complaining about service. Before Christmas, West Midlands mayor Andy Street called for the train company to be stripped of its franchise if urgent improvement was not made, saying he had lost all faith in the company’s ability to deliver services. In response, Jan Chaudry Van der Velde, managing director of WMR, said: “”We recognise that the May timetable has not worked and apologise to all our passengers who have been affected. Last week we brought in extra carriages and made changes to the timetable to improve capacity and performance. Unfortunately, in that short period, we also experienced many incidents outside our control. “These included several track and signalling failures managed by Network Rail, trespass - including a person being struck by a train - and anti-social behaviour disrupting a very busy service. “We have committed to an enhanced compensation package for West Midlands rail users which will recognise the planned national fares increase in January. " External link

worcesternews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Shapps said ( about Andy Street ) : "This new fund will support Andy Street's plans to kick-start the transformation of services across the area so they match those in London, ensuring more frequent and better rail services, modern buses and trains and contactless smart ticketing" External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Andy Street ) : “I want to give the whole of the West Midlands the type of mass transit connections that make London so successful – and to help West Midlands Mayor Andy Street with his visionary agenda” External link

birminghammail Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Andy Street ) : "I would agree with Andy Street," "We need to be able to teach children about the world we live in" External link

msn-uk Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Street said ( about Andy Street ) : "We have big plans for transport in the West Midlands and the expansion of Moor Street is a crucial part of that. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Simon Ward added ( about Andy Street ) : “Andy absolutely understands town centres and retail in a unique way. We need a community led strategic change to make sure town centres aren’t just for shopping. They need to be a place to live and a place for leisure too” External link

tamworthherald Friday, January 18, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT