Update on our local campaigning activities

Following the sad passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, campaigning in local elections was suspended until today. There will be a further suspension on Saturday 17th April for the funeral. I can confirm that Redditch Conservatives will suspend our activities for this event and join the nation in watching the service on … Read more

78% approval for the regeneration of Redditch Town Centre following submission of £25m bid to government

I was very pleased to see a strong 78% approval for the regeneration of Redditch Town Centre. More details on this survey will be published in due course and we will share the findings with the relevant bodies to demonstrate community feeling on this issue. 413 people responded on a self-selecting basis either as a … Read more

Redditch Towns Deal bid submitted – why we need a new home for the library and an open public square

As reported by local media, the Redditch Towns Fund bid was approved by the Full Council of Redditch Borough Council as ‘good to go’ to central government for approval by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. See the full details of the bid here It was a proud moment for me to second … Read more

New Year Message

‘Thank heavens it’s nearly over’ comes the cry of the socially distanced masses all over the world who are looking forward to a better 2021. At least that’s the conventional wisdom, and it’s good to see hope abounds. Temper it, though, because we’re not out of the woods yet, and there’s more trouble to come … Read more

Redditch Town Centre Conservation Zone ‘at risk’ status

There’s a maxim in politics: perception is reality. It’s a way of saying that it doesn’t matter what the reality is, the perception that people have is all that matters. It’s true because people vote based on their perception, not based on actual facts. It’s a warning I raised when the Borough Council’s Executive Committee … Read more