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 is your money, which the council decides to invest in local community good causes on your behalf. It’s important for you to know what causes are being supported, and by which Councillors.

It is up to each Councillor to decide how much information they want to provide above and beyond the basic information published on the council’s website.

It is up to you, the voters, to hold Councillors to account for their decisions at the ballot box.

I fully support the Councillor Community Grant Scheme – it’s a great way to get much-needed funds down to the grassroots level of society where it can really make a difference. One of the projects I recently supported was able to provide a summer holiday youth club for children with autism.

If you would like to see which organisations I am supporting and how much I am planning to donate please click here to see the dedicated page on my website.