I am aware this is a very sensitive issue, but I do have to correct campaigners who have incorrectly named Morton Stanley Park in Redditch on a ‘hit list’ for toppling of statues, which was then published by the Metro and The Sun newspapers and others. Efforts are being made to correct these sources. I […]
The regeneration of Redditch is an opportunity for our town to become a more positive place to live, run a business and/or raise a family.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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