Promote Tamworth Jobs and Tourism

Tourism is currently worth £127 billion to Britain’s economy and as Britain’s seventh largest export industry, inbound tourism’s economic contribution is currently valued at £26.2 billion. We are lucky to have so much on our doorstep that I want to continue to promote. 

The English tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees. It’s one of the few sectors active in every part of the country. It’s the third largest employer, every day supporting 2.6 million jobs and is a major employer of school leavers and young people and an incubator for entrepreneurs.

News

Belgrave Lakes - Desilting

 I know many residents enjoy a pleasant stroll along the lakeside in Belgrave but for the next few weeks you may see quite a bit of work going on.

Tax Free Child Care

I understand that there are many working families across Tamworth who are not currently claiming support they can receive from the Government to help them with child care.

Repairs to Chetwynd Bridge Approved

The much needed repairs to the Grade 2 listed road bridge on the A513 Croxall Road over the River Tame are set to begin.

While this is just outside of my constituency, I know that many residents make use of this bridge, particularly when driving to the National Memorial Arboretum.

Changes comnig to ESA & PIP Assessments

A number of you will know that I regularly raise issues with the DWP both locally and nationally about the challenges some residents face when having to attend multiple face to face assessments in Birmingham for their benefits.

Meeting with West Midlands Trains

Yesterday I met with the MD of West Midlands Railway to put forward the important issues you email and call me about. 🚂

Issues like cancelled and delayed trains, parking build ups in Shenstone, frequency of service and getting an update on when the new trains will be delivered.

Dementia Friendly Screenings in Lichfield

Calling all carers - Lichfield Garrick Theatre has secured funding to continue their scheme of showing dementia friendly screenings through the theatre's new cinema facility.

Staffordshire Fire Service Recruiting

Staffordshire Fire Service are currently recruiting.  There is much more to the role of a fire fighter than racing to fires and road collisions, preventing fires and emergencies from occurring is both better and safer.  Today the job includes community safety, education, partnership working and h

New role as Housing Minister

I am delighted to have been appointed as the Minister for Housing by the Prime Minister.  Naturally I am sad to leave behind the great work being done at the Foreign Office in building bridges across the world and delivering this Government’s vision of Global Britain.

West Midlands Trains - Update on Services

I know a number of you have been contacting me about the cancellations of West Midlands Trains.  While the majority of these services in my constituency run through Shenstone.  I know many residents make use of Lichfield City, Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street, all of which are served by We