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Update on Planning Application for possible Lidl on Batten’s Drive

Lidl

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 … Continue reading Update on Planning Application for possible Lidl on Batten’s Drive

Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown during November I have started to make enquires about areas that fall under my portfolio of responsibilities at Redditch Borough Council. I'll update this thread as more information comes to light. PARKS These will remain open as they did last time - and just like last time … Continue reading Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

Mike Rouse and Craig Warhurst selected to contest Redditch South at County Council Elections 2021

Local Conservative members in Redditch have voted to select sitting Borough Councillors Craig Warhurst and Mike Rouse to fight the Redditch South division for the County Council elections being held in May 2021. Whilst the format of the election is unclear owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the government has indicated it is keen to … Continue reading Mike Rouse and Craig Warhurst selected to contest Redditch South at County Council Elections 2021

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