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


Arts funding open

Sometimes people contact me suggesting there is not enough art in Tamworth, well now is your chance to make some changes.

The Creative People and Places Fund 2020-2024 is now open to new places across England and Tamworth is one of the areas where you can apply for funding!

Keep Tamworth Tidy

Today I had the opportunity to support Keep Britain Tidy's campaign.  The group are running the 'Great British Spring Clean' from 20th March - 13th April 2020.  I got to meet their mascot - a womble!

Update on Mile Oak Development

A number of people have recently contacted me about the propose Mile Oak development within the Lichfield Local Plan.  I have written directly to the Chief Executive of behalf of residents and I enclose a copy of my letter for your reference.  I have tried to include as many of the concerns raise

Serious Offenders To Spend Longer In Prison

Today Parliament discussed legislation that will end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for serious crimes such as rape, manslaughter, murder and GBH.  Instead all prisoners with serious offences will be made to spend two-thirds of their sentence in prison before being subject

Tackling Fly Tipping

Today the Join Unit For Waste Crime has brought together law enforcement agencies, regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency to create a taskforce dedicated to tackling organised waste crime.

Govt wants YOUR budget ideas

The Government will soon be delivering its first Spring Budget.  The Budget is currently scheduled for 11th March 2020.

Sprinkler Project Complete!

Following the Grenfell Disaster I requested that the local council review all of our highrise buildings to ensure they were up to a good safety standard.  Whilst the six high rise builds were unaffected by cladding, the Council noted that safety could be improved.

Additional support for homeless people

The Government announced today that it is allocating a further £3 million of new funding to help the job centre increase the levels of support they are able to provide to homeless people.

£4m funding to tackle rogue landlords

The Government has announced that more than £4 million in funding will be sent to local authorities to help them take enforcement action against criminal landlords and letting agents.