Avoiding the rocks: steering a climate emergency by newspaper headlines is a dangerous course that can undermine the overall strategy.


“How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words” Greta Thunberg at the UN Summit in New York Bearing in mind that we need actions more than words to fight climate change, I’m surprised to see this story on the Redditch climate emergency: https://redditchstandard.co.uk/news/borough-council-last-in-climate-table-despite-saying-its-ahead-on-green-issues/ It says: REDDITCH Borough Council, … Read more

I’m publishing the details of the 13 good causes across Redditch that I’m supporting as part of the Councillor Grant Scheme


In accordance with the Councillor Community Grant Scheme Policy, I have decided to support a number of good causes across Church Hill and wider Redditch. As someone who believes in strong public scrutiny, I have also decided to publish the details of the organisations I support on behalf of you, the taxpayers of Redditch. This … Read more

My Response to Redditch Standard Editor’s Comment on RBC Climate Change Panel

Response to Editor’s Comment, Page 8, 27/09/2019 In response to this week’s Editor’s Comment, I just wanted to explain a couple of things and let residents judge for themselves in possession of both sides of the debate, not just the one. Actually, by having our Climate Change Panel in private we can have *more* public engagement … Read more

Redditch set to benefit massively from up to £25m from new Towns Fund

Redditch Town Centre £25m Improvements New Towns Fund

Her Majesty’s Government today announced that 100 places across England have been invited to submit a business case to access up to £25m each from the £3.6bn Towns Fund established by our Conservative government.

There’s more to politics than Brexit, and Redditch really needs this boost – so it was fantastic news to hear this morning that Redditch is one of the towns that will get something from this fund.

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