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Letter to Redditch Standard Editor: 07 January 2022

The letter text is: Dear Editor, S Harvey from the local Labour Party doesn’t think the Conservative-run council is doing the kind of consultation that meets with her approval (‘No consultation’, Redditch Standard Letters, Dec 24). It’s hardly surprising that a Labour Party candidate doesn’t agree with how the Conservatives are doing things. However, S […]

A cold and crispy start to campaigning in Church Hill

A cold and crispy start to campaigning in Church Hill, but keen to get my latest leaflet out to you all, reporting back on what’s been done and looking forward to the challenges ahead. Thanks to Julian and Emma for joining me. If you would like to help out with my campaign please email me […]

The Deliberate and Systematic Engineering of Human Outrage

I just saw a TikTok by Ari Melber that feature a clip of Eric Schmidt with an apparent warning about social media and how it drives outrage. See the clip, then scroll down for reaction: Being a 20+ year veteran of social media (since way before even MySpace and Bebo) and knowing a bit of […]

A report back for week ending Friday 17th December 2021

This week saw a lot of meetings, a lot of campaign and a by-election defeat ahead of a wind-down for Christmas. However you’re marking the season I wish you and your loved ones all the best. I attended the County Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Board (OSPB) of which I am a member and sub-panel chairman. […]

On the issues relating to the alleged Downing Street Christmas Party in 2020

On the 19th of December 2020 the Prime Minister announced additional COVID-19 restrictions were to be put in place, using the regional tiering system. London went into a new ‘Tier 4’, but Worcestershire remained in ‘Tier 2’. Herefordshire was in ‘Tier 1’. At the time that the Downing Street gathering on 19th December took place […]

Good news regarding residential development at Church Hill Centre

Some positive news to share. You may have heard that plans were afoot for a “house of multiple occupation” (HMO) on Tanhouse Lane between the new apartments (old doctor’s surgery) and St Andrew’s Church. I listened to your concerns and worked with the developer who has been very receptive and cooperative to see what could […]

Health update

On Friday 29th October I was admitted to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch after a call with my GP, booked the previous day. I was suffering with shortness of breath on exertion, such as going upstairs, and was struggling to catch my breath back. My doctor sent me to A&E immediately where initial triage found […]

Environment Agency serves ‘Stop with Immediate Effect’ Letter to Blaze Lane Site

Craig Warhurst, Mike Rouse and Brandon Clayton as local Councillor team want to provide an update for concerned residents and what we hope will be some welcome news regarding tipping activities at Blaze Lane. We have been working on this issue since it first arose, and it has taken up a significant amount of time […]

Explained: Why the 10-bed house being proposed for Tanhouse Lane needs to be considered carefully

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] @mikerouseuk A bit of background to the site in Church Hill where a 10-bed HMO is proposed. Have your say. ♬ Relaxing Japanese-style piano song inviting nostalgia – Akiko Akiyama [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] In the age of social […]