Keeping Tamworth Strong through Covid19

The outbreak of Covid19 affected just about every resident in Tamworth and the villages, I have been doing what I can to keep Tamworth on track, retain jobs, support those who have lost work, boost access to testing and care, helping schools reopen and ensure that everybody has a roof over their head to reduce transmission of the virus. 

In my role as Housing Minister I have also paved the way for the housing and building market to get back to work, assisted with the local resilience forums across the United Kingdom and encouraging landlords and tenants to work together during the pandemic. 

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Claim your flu jab this year

Local MP Christopher Pincher has urged all those people in Tamworth and the surrounding villages who are eligible for the flu jab to get one this winter, as the Government launches its drive to vaccine 30 million people. 

Raise a mug for Macmillan

Cancer hasn’t stopped during COVID-19, and neither has Macmillan. Every penny raised at a Macmillan Coffee Morning helps them to provide vital support to people with cancer, who need it now more than ever.

WMCA Distance Learning with Coursera

I know the Covid19 outbreak has been a challenging time for many, particularly when it comes to work.  That's why I am pleased to see that the West Midland's Combined Authority has joined forces with Coursera the online learning platform with the aim of upskilling our local workforce.

Rural Broadband Voucher Scheme Extended

I know many of you in the villages and the outskirts of Fazeley raise concerns with me about access to broadband, some of you have it, some do not, for some the speed is slow or availability of providers is limited. 

Driving Test Bookings Re-Started

Now that cases are down, more staff are returning to work and this includes staff at the DVSA.  From this week the driving test booking service has re-opened for new bookings.

Support for renters

Renters affected by Covid19 will continue to be supported through autumn and winter this year.  The Government has changed the law to extend notice periods to 6 months.  This means that renters can now stay in their home over winter, with time to find other accommodation.