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  • The Conservative Case for Active Travel

    Background and Context The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about.

  • Rubicon Leisure Reopening from 25 July 2020

    I’ve got to admit that COVID-19 scares me, because if I catch it my chance of surviving it is around 20% for one simple reason. Obesity. Turns out it really is one of the factors that makes it a lot worse. Like a lot of other people I’m carrying extra weight – so much in […]

  • Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

    Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July. The Government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from 25 July, ensuring millions of people can […]

  • Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11

    Performing arts can now take place outdoors from 11 July with a socially distanced audience present, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today. This means that outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Saturday so long as they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience. This gives the green light […]

  • Statement to clarify confusion regarding Morton Stanley Park

    I am aware this is a very sensitive issue, but I do have to correct campaigners who have incorrectly named Morton Stanley Park in Redditch on a ‘hit list’ for toppling of statues, which was then published by the Metro and The Sun newspapers and others. Efforts are being made to correct these sources. I […]

  • Thoughts on easing of lockdown restrictions – damned if you, damned if you don’t.

    It’s Sunday 10th May 2020, coming up to midday. Everyone is aware that the Prime Minister is going to say something today when he addresses the nation on changes to the lock down restrictions that were put in place on Monday 23 March 2020.

  • A CLEAR WARNING ON REDDITCH PARKS – ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

    RISK OF CLOSURE If there’s evidence of continuous failure to comply with public healthcare guidance I will not hesitate to ask for an urgent decision that all public parks across Redditch be closed.

  • In the world of Coronavirus every cough counts

    Today is the first day of tightening restrictions – we’re not yet being ordered to stay at home. Being strongly advised to work from home and avoid social contact is where we are – it’s a far cry from the full lockdown approach we are seeing in other countries with loudhailer announcements and police patrolling […]

  • Representations regarding Edgeworth Close Housing Development 19/01575/FUL

    I have today sent the following email in response to the planning application that Redditch Borough Council is submitting so the council can build 19 affordable dwellings to house people in need across Redditch. These will provide 48 bedrooms to accommodate 86 people. Three of the units will be Dormer-style bungalows, which will allow elderly […]

  • Regeneration Schemes in Redditch

    The regeneration of Redditch is an opportunity for our town to become a more positive place to live, run a business and/or raise a family.