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
I’m pleased to confirm the new playground is open, but remind everyone of the need to stay safe and practice social distancing measures.
In light of stubbornly high COVID-19 rates in Redditch I supported a decision by Redditch Borough Council to delay the opening of the new playground at Arrow Valley Country Park for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately the bureaucratic wheels have not turned as quickly as I would have liked in regards to the removal of … Read more
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
It’s been a little over a week since England entered a third national lockdown as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that we’ve all come to know so well. Too soon to tell if the measures are working, but long enough for the side effects to bite. In some ways we appear … Read more
The planning application relating to a proposed Lidl supermarket on Batten’s Drive is being heard by committee this week. Details can be seen on this link. Ref: 18/01049/FUL Back in 2018 I did a poll on here and spoke to local residents in the surrounding area (on the Church Hill side). Overall, the opinion I … Read more
It’s not controversial to say that parents should feed their children. If they struggle we should help them, according to their own circumstances and to the level of help needed to restore them to their own capabilities. There isn’t a one size fits all solution I’m afraid. Socialists will argue for a nationalised solution, but … Read more