How Redditch is using Culture to drive regeneration

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 […]

It wasn’t a dark night for Redditch; it’s a new dawn for voluntary sector funding for the many, not the few.

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 […]

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.

Redditch Community Lottery is now Live!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Redditch set to benefit massively from up to £25m from 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 […]

Have your say on the updated Redditch Borough Council tenancy agreement

The Redditch Borough Council tenancy agreement is changing. Have a look & tell the council your views, by 16th September 2019. New updated clearer style All your rights and responsibilities Useful contacts And much more See ‘Housing Tenancy Conditions and Agreement’ at www.redditchbc.gov.uk/consultations