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
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.
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
Today is the first day of tightening restrictions - we're not yet being ordered to stay at home. Being strongly advised to work from home and avoid social contact is where we are - it's a far cry from the full lockdown approach we are seeing in other countries with loudhailer announcements and police patrolling … Continue reading In the world of Coronavirus every cough counts
I have today sent the following email in response to the planning application that Redditch Borough Council is submitting so the council can build 19 affordable dwellings to house people in need across Redditch. These will provide 48 bedrooms to accommodate 86 people. Three of the units will be Dormer-style bungalows, which will allow elderly … Continue reading Representations regarding Edgeworth Close Housing Development 19/01575/FUL
The regeneration of Redditch is an opportunity for our town to become a more positive place to live, run a business and/or raise a family. Along with the Leader of the Council, Matt Dormer, and the entire Conservative team I am passionately committed to the regeneration of our town. It's vitally important that Redditch is … Continue reading Regeneration Schemes in Redditch
I'm attending a Local Government Association training event for Councillors who have the 'Culture' brief on their councils. One of the areas we are covering is how culture can play a driving role in the regeneration of towns, so I wanted to reflect on how Redditch is placing culture at the heart of our own … Continue reading How Redditch is using Culture to drive regeneration
If you are a Conservative Councillor you should have received an email from the CCA about elections for the CCA Board. I would be grateful for your support to become its Deputy Chairman. I believe it is time for a new generation of Conservatives to step forward into these roles so that our party, at … Continue reading CCA Board Elections
There's been a lot of misconception going around - some of it accidental, but some of it deliberate. Let's get to the facts of the matter and provide some more detail. As is often the case in this social media age, the accusations can be wrapped up in a single line, whereas the actual reality … Continue reading It wasn’t a dark night for Redditch; it’s a new dawn for voluntary sector funding for the many, not the few.
On the 29th of April 2009 I was sat in my room in house that I shared with friends that faced onto the London Road, Coventry (A4114). I was working late, probably on a website, when I heard an almighty smash followed by the screeching of a car braking. I initially assumed that two cars … Continue reading Remembering a tragic road traffic accident of 29th April 2009, which resulted in the death of Daniel Patterson, 21.