COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

Local COVID Alert Level – Medium This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means: All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close … Continue reading COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

Redditch e-Scooters answers to FAQs

As Deputy Leader of Redditch Borough Council please allow me to answer some of the frequently asked questions about the e-scooter trial and hopefully address some of the concerns some people might have. Why don't they cover the whole town? The zone is restricted as part of the trial. The council and the Department for … Continue reading Redditch e-Scooters answers to FAQs

Welcoming the suspension of the ‘get back to work’ campaign

I welcome the postponement of the 'get back to work' campaign the government was looking to launch, which sought to encourage workers back into the cities. The news comes as research reveals as many as 4 in 10 people who used to drive into work are still working from home. Amongst senior management that figure … Continue reading Welcoming the suspension of the ‘get back to work’ campaign

Pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities, and families, under new proposals to ban antisocial parking unveiled by the government

New plans set out to boost safety and make journeys more accessible for disabled people and parentsReview found third of people with visual impairments and almost half of wheelchair users were not as willing to go out because of antisocial pavement parkingConsultation will set out proposals to make transport more accessible and help more people … Continue reading Pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities, and families, under new proposals to ban antisocial parking unveiled by the government

The Conservative Case for Active Travel

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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. Boris himself says: … Continue reading The Conservative Case for Active Travel

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 … Continue reading Statement to clarify confusion regarding Morton Stanley Park

A CLEAR WARNING ON REDDITCH PARKS – ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

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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. UPDATE ON REDDITCH PARKS Just been to the Arrow Valley Country Park with the family. Pleased to see most people are respecting … Continue reading A CLEAR WARNING ON REDDITCH PARKS – ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

Rachel Maclean returned as Redditch MP with over 16,000 majority – more than doubling her 2017 figures.

General Election 2019

Delighted to have managed the campaign here in Redditch that has seen Rachel Maclean returned as MP with a doubled majority. Here's the numbers from Wikipedia ... PartyCandidateVotes% ± ConservativeRachel Maclean27,90763.3Up 11.0 LabourLabour11,87126.9Down 9.1 Liberal DemocratsLiberal Democrats2,9056.6Up 4.0 GreenGreen1,3843.1Up 2.3Majority16,03636.4% Up 20.1Turnout44,06767.4% Down 2.9Registered electors65,391Swing Lab to Con 10.0 I want to say a public thank you to … Continue reading Rachel Maclean returned as Redditch MP with over 16,000 majority – more than doubling her 2017 figures.