Promote The Right Development

Everybody needs a place to live and this Government is committed to trying to fix the housing market. For many, property prices have become unattainable and it is important to keep building new, quality homes to meet this need. 

As part of the Government's plan to build the homes people need, it provided a multi-billion-pound boost to social housing in June, alongside a £28 million package of funding to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping so that people on the streets have an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

However, with that new housing comes the need to provide the infrastructure and I work closely with our local councillors to ensure that this is provided. 

I have already had some success as I along with others who have been lobbying for more clarity on how developer money is spent to benefit the community. 

From the 1st of September 2019, all Councils have to detail this information.  This does not quite tackle the issue over fair deals for housing developments built on constituency and local authority borders but is a step in the right direction.  I will keep plugging away at this issue so if developments are build just outside of our patch, our community does receive some positive benefits from anything approved by neighbouring authorities.

News

View From the House - August

Over August, Parliament went into recess, and that means I can devote more time in Tamworth and our villages. And this August has been a busy month for many people, despite all the Coronavirus challenges!

 

Apply for the Culture Recovery Fund

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is part of the £1.57bn rescue package announced by the DCMS to help safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the United Kingdom following the Covid19 pandemic. 

View From the House - July 27

This month in Parliament we passed three really important pieces of legislation, the Business Recovery Act, the  Domestic Abuse Act and the Trade Act. Each very different but each positive and both important to us domestically and internationally.

 

Visiting Tamworth's new housing site

Last Friday, Local MP Christopher Pincher, visited the Dunstall Park site along Dunstall Lane to see the progress, meet builders and apprentices and talk with senior management about concerns raised in casework by local residents.

Lift improvement to begin at Tamworth Train Station

Passengers using Tamworth train station need to keep in mind that there will be no lift access from July 20 while essential improvements are being carried out.  This means those who require step-free access, will need to make use of alternative stations such as Birmingham New Street or Lichfield

What can re-open from June 15th

From June 15 a number of premises which were closed due to Covid19 restrictions can now re-open providing they are taking steps to be Covid19 safe.

This includes:

Clothes & accessories shops

Charity Shops

Betting Shops & Arcades

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.

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. 

Major strategic road changes

While I am still digesting the good news from the Budget, it was fantastic to see the announcement of £79.5m pledged by the Chancellor to the North Warwickshire A5 corridor.