Back the bid: Active Travel funding to widen and enhance pavements around the Arrow Valley Lake – Show your support

Click here to complete the survey and show your support This proposed scheme involves a package of targeted widening and re-surfacing improvements to upgrade and enhance the capacity and utility of this valued network of routes which pass through Arrow Valley Country...

Planning application for houses off Paper Mill Drive

A planning application has been submitted for 9 new dwellings off Paper Mill Drive. They will be off the right hand side as you walk through the subway from Broadwas Close towards the Arrow Valley Country Park. The plans appear to show a new access road to be built...

Action to carefully remove bat nest from Church Hill residential development site

I wanted to update Church Hill residents on assistance I am providing to unlock an issue related to the building of new flats at the old doctor's surgery site on Tanhouse Lane. The developer at the site has discovered evidence of bats in residence in the attic space...

Get ready for an even bigger and better music and motorcycling festival in 2022

A festival of music, held annually by Redditch Borough Council, has been cancelled as officers continue to review the town’s schedule of events, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Morton Stanley Festival is held each Summer, and after the cancellation of last...

Surge testing deployed in parts of Redditch South

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands has identified a small number of cases of the variant originally identified in South Africa (VOC 20 Dec 02) in parts of Redditch.  As a precaution, and in order to help us better understand any potential...

My thanks to the voters in Redditch South

I was delighted to be elected to represent the communities of Redditch South along with my colleague Craig Warhurst in this shared division. We will serve you, your families and our local area with passion and dedication. Worcestershire saw some great results and an...

New playground at Arrow Valley Country Park

I’m pleased to confirm the new playground is open, but remind everyone of the need to stay safe and practice social distancing measures. Photograph of the new playground.

Redditch Towns Deal bid submitted – why we need a new home for the library and an open public square

As reported by local media, the Redditch Towns Fund bid was approved by the Full Council of Redditch Borough Council as 'good to go' to central government for approval by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. See the full details of the bid here...

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“As a local Borough and County Councillor in Redditch my duty is to serve you and our local communities to deliver improvements and ensure your council tax pounds are not wasted, but rather invested to create opportunities and enhance our town.”

Councillor Mike Rouse

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