Supporting rural communities

I work to support rural communities and businesses.  As the MP for the constituency of Tamworth I also represent the surrounding villages so helping rural areas thrive is high on my agenda. 

I live in Shenstone, one of the larger local villages and access to post offices and public transport, maintaining quality education for all ages, speeding on the main roads and HGVs passing through residential areas are concerns of mine.  I have also been working closely with the Police and NFU to tackle rural crime on houses, farms, cars and churches.

Whether it is helping fundraise for community events, addressing rural broadband and mobile issues or fighting for better transport and access to services I will work with both local and national bodies to protect and enhance our rural communities.

 

News

Carers wanted across Staffordshire

Thousands of vulnerable residents in Staffordshire rely on personal care in their homes and this demand will increase as the Covid19 pandemic continues across the country.

MOT exemption for 6 months

A number of you have written to me with concerns about getting your vehicle MOT sorted.  While I can confirm that garages are on the essential list and so can remain open, the Department for Transport has granted a six month exemption for all cars test from 30 March.

IR35 Delayed

The government has announced it is delaying the reforms to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) from 6 April 2020 to 6 April 2021.

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. 

Lichfield District Council Residents - were you flooded?

Under the flood recovery network the Government announced financial support for areas affected by storm Dennis and Ciara.  The support is available to both individual households and for wider projects where 25 or more residential properties had their living space flooded.

Bring the Noise - event for kids

This year the National Memorial Arboretum is collaborating with the BBC's Teach Bring the Noise campaign to run music shops for young people in Staffordshire.

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.

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.