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

UC changes to help parents

Some of you know through my correspondence that I have been lobbying the Government to improve how childcare is reported and paid for under the new Universal Credit system.

Out with Staffs Search and Rescue

I met with Staffordshire Search and Rescue earlier this year to discuss their work and how best the Government can support their efforts.

The Spending Review

Today the Chancellor set out a review on spending.  This is not a budget but an insight into a change in direction on public policy and Government spending.

Developer's cash to the community to be revealed

Local people will soon be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash, levied on new buildings, is spent supporting the new homes their community needs, thanks to new rules coming into force on September 1st 2019.

The Elford Scarecrow Festival

 I had a brilliant day at the Elford Scarecrow Festival.  This year the Bank Holiday weather has been fantastic and there were even more interesting scarecrows!

Nominate the best small shops

The annual search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop, a competition managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), is underway giving independent retailers the chance to showcase all that is special about their business to their local community and beyond.

The Statfold Barn Festival

The Statfold Barn Festival went ahead, despite the poor weather and wild conditions the Statfold Barn Festival went ahead without a hitch.

A brilliant day, with great acts, loads to drink, eat and do!

Apply for Tesco Centenary Funding

Tesco CEO and Tamworth MP urge charities to apply for Tesco Centenary funding

Christopher Pincher MP is encouraging charities and community groups in Tamworth to apply for a share of a new £100,000 funding pot being offered by Tesco to mark its Centenary year. 

Lobbying to improve rural mobile networks

Rural MPs all over the country have been coming together to lobby the Government to support a proposal made by the mobile industry to create a shared rural network.  The aim of organising this kind of network is to extend mobile coverage in all of those hard to reach areas without having to incre

Music Festival Seeking volunteers

This summer a great new music festival is heading to Tamworth - the Statfold Barn Festival.

Musicians, comedians, entertainers are here for a fun filled weekend of camping, excitement, great food and top acts.

You can check out the line up in the poster below