Getting tough on crime

The increase in serious violence is worrying and sadly some people living in our area do not feel as safe as they should.

It is the Prime Minister's job to make our streets safer and we have already began work to do just that, putting away criminals for rehabilitation and ensuring that the law abiding majority can live their lives free from the fear of crime.

Once we get Brexit out of the way the Conservative Government will have a heavy focus on reducing crime as a priority.

I will do what I can to raise police and crime concerns with Government and to ensure Tamworth gets the funding and support needed to keep crime to a minimum.  Whether it is shoplifting, cyber fraud or car theft, every crime matters and I will do what I can to make Tamworth safer.

News

OVER 600 NEW OFFICERS RECRUITED BY WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

West Midlands Police has recruited 628 new officers in the last year as Government’s national recruitment programme exceeds 2021 target. 
Nearly 9,000 officers recruited across the United Kingdom as programme for 20,000 new officers by 2023 continues. 

Local MP backs the ‘Ask for ANI’ scheme

From the 14 January, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access support from local pharmacies in Tamworth, as part of the Ask for ANI scheme backed by Christopher Pincher MP and the Government.

This weekend's protests

There was a Black Live Matter protest and a counter protest at the statue of Sir Robert Peel over the past weekend.

'Topple the Racists' on the Robert Peel Statue

Robert Peel, the PM who emancipated Catholics, cut the death penalty, cut food costs and founded our unarmed Police Force. A progressive statesman; we in Tamworth are proud of him. BTW, below is wrong, you've got the wrong Peel!

Cemeteries in Tamworth to re-open

Over the past few weeks our local cemeteries have been closed, this was in line with the Government guidance to help prevent unnecessary socialising.

MOT exemption for 6 months

A number of you have written to me with concerns about getting your vehicle MOT sorted.  While I can confirm that garages are on the essential list and so can remain open, the Department for Transport has granted a six month exemption for all cars test from 30 March.