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Personal Blog

Writer’s Rust

When you think about it, the end of the year is a peculiar thing, isn’t it?

On the one hand it’s all fairly easy-to-understand (but no means simple). The planet Earth is about to complete another orbit of its star – easy, right? Same thing that happens every year, and will happen for billions of years to come… That’s unless we blow it up or create an extinction event for ourselves, of course.

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Redditch Borough Council

A post regarding Redditch Borough Council One-Stop Shops

At last night’s Redditch Borough Council Executive Committee there was a proposal put forward to close the council’s One-Stop Shops and support Allpay, allowing members of the public to use more locations to pay council bills in person, giving them more choice about how and where they pay their council’s bills.

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Redditch Borough Council

Redditch Community Lottery is now Live!

Redditch Community Lottery

The Redditch Community Lottery is now live and I’m delighted to see that 13 local good causes have registered to benefit from this scheme. Tickets cost £1 per cause per week and frankly it’s not about winning for me – it’s about having a quick and easy way to support local causes with a small donation via a regular direct debit.

You can register as a good cause or as a player here:

https://www.redditchcommunitylottery.co.uk/

Background

Redditch Community Lottery was created in 2019 by Redditch Borough Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, Redditch Community Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community. We empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Redditch Community Lottery enables people to support the causes they care most about, helping good causes to connect with their supporters.

A ticket for Redditch Community Lottery costs £1 per week and 60p will go directly to good causes!

Business Case Document from RBC

There are 68,185 possible players in the district/borough (i.e. over 16 and resident). Technically the player population is much wider than this as there is no restriction on player location; however for simplicity this population is assumed to represent the vast majority of players.

Whilst it is difficult to assess the actual take up rates of players for the lottery, this will in part reflect the desire to play, the types and spread of the good causes involved, and the marketing and support given to promote the lottery. The table below sets out a breakdown of possible player levels and the resulting financial split that these would produce:

Table showing modelling data
Table showing financial modelling data.
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National Politics

Rachel Maclean returned as Redditch MP with over 16,000 majority – more than doubling her 2017 figures.

Delighted to have managed the campaign here in Redditch that has seen Rachel Maclean returned as MP with a doubled majority. Here’s the numbers from Wikipedia …