Improving Tamworth Town Centre

I am working with local traders and the local authority to make ambitious plans for our town centre a reality.  I back enterprise partnerships and am in support of Tamworth's bid for Future High Street Funding.

I hope that the local high street can soon provide a better leisure offer with more things to do and more restaurant style eateries, a greater variety of independent shops, provision for offices, housing and meeting spaces, boosting market footfall, whilst keeping the town centre clean and accessible for all.

If you have an idea to re-vitalise Tamworth Town Centre, please give your feedback in the Tamworth What's Next? Campaign by clicking here

News

Garden Centres & Tips

A lot of you have been contacting me asking why when B&Q can be open, garden centres and other outdoor leisure facilities cannot.

More local and national help for business

Today the Chancellor announced a new 'bounce back' loans scheme.  This is a 100% Government backed loan scheme which will enable small businesses borrow up to £50,000 and access the cash within days. 

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

Flooding support

Storm Dennis, 2020's third named storm will be bearing down on the United Kingdom, only a week after Storm Ciara hit our shores.  Heavy winds and near record rainfall over parts of Tamworth and Lichfield which were affected last weekend has made for an increased chance of incidents arising.

The Claymore Lounge

While I was working in my office on Lichfield Street, my team popped into the newly finished Claymore Lounge in the Tamworth Assembly Rooms for their lunch break.  The place looks fantastic.

New £20 note on the way

Soon a new £20 is to be launched, it is said to be the Bank's most secure note yet.  The note featuring new features aimed at making it difficult to counterfeit will contain two see through windows, with a small one in the bottom corner inspired by Tintern Abbey.  The note has various foil patche

Pre-Charge Bail consultation

Today the Home Secretary launched a consultation pre-charge bail to see what the wider public think of the idea.

Casework Report - January

Now that I have been re-elected, I wanted to get back to providing monthly casework reports.  It helps local people gain a better insight about the topics that residents are raising with me throughout the month.

Free Cyber Security Training For Businesses

One of the crime issues I am seeing more and more in my casework, is a rise in fraud and cyber crime.  Part of addressing and responding to this is being aware of where flaws may be, either through software and hardware or even through day to day social engineering.

Household Flooding Insurance Support

Flooding is an issue for some of our residents, particularly those in low-lying rural parts of the constituency, near to streams and the rivers.  That is why it is one of my priorities for the area.  It is important to build upon and improve our flood defences and ensure that those are in place a