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.


Update on housing damp and mould

Damp and mould is an issue I regularly raise with social housing providers and housing associations.  Whilst some damp can be caused by condensation and general home use (especially around the windows) other forms of damp and mould need much more than a cleanse and open window to address the prob

Tamworth library reopening date finalised

On Monday 19 June, just in time to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Tamworth Library will be re-opening.

The building closed in autumn for a full refurbishment and restock of books, everything from the heating and electrics to re-organising the space and IT equipment.

Funding available for business capital projects

The Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting private sector businesses and third sector organisations to submit business cases for funding for shovel-ready projects.

The APPG on anti social behaviour

Last year a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Social behaviour was set up. The group is running an enquiry to establish what more can be done to reduce anti-social behaviour within our communities.

Community Ownership Funding available

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest.

The Big Plastic Count

A number of residents have contacted me to let me know they are participating in the big plastic count - good luck to them all!

Highways Update - Fixing potholes

Potholes are a problem and something I unfortunately have to raise regularly with the Staffordshire County Council Highways Team.  The team have been setting out to improve communication with residents, improve their reporting mechanisms so work isn't 'doubled up' and now that the winter maintena