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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

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 … Continue reading Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

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 … Continue reading Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haaq59UpINI In full: Boris Johnson orders three-week lockdown of UK to tackle coronavirus spread 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 … Continue reading Thoughts on easing of lockdown restrictions – damned if you, damned if you don’t.

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