Local News

HGVs in Harlaston

One of the recurring themes at a recent village surgery was HGVs passing through Harlaston, despite there being signage in place restricting the vehicles from accessing certain roads.

English Tourism Week

This week we celebrate English Tourism Week.  I met with the Tourism Minister Michael Ellis MP to chat about the fantastic attractions we have in and around Tamworth such as Tamworth Castle, the Snowdome and of course Drayton Manor.

Train Station Scaffolding

It's been there so long, for many commuters it is simply part of the furniture - the scaffolding at Tamworth Railway Station has been in place in some form since August 2016.

Orange Wednesday For St Giles Hospice

Today is Orange Wednesday so it is fantastic to be support St Giles Hospice's fundraising campaign along with Michael Fabricant MP.

Overcrowded Trains

A number of residents have contacted me about overcrowding on trains arriving into Wilnecote and Tamworth Railway Station.

Clocks change weekend

This weekend the clocks change, British Summertime begins, all clocks move forward an hour and we get to enjoy a little more sunshine!

St Editha's Trees

One of the big discussion points yesterday was the felling of two trees in St Editha's Square.  These trees have been in the Square for many years as shoppers, business owners and tourists are aware.

Staffordshire on Spotify

Calling all musicians and music lovers.  Staffordshire's music, past and present is wanted for a top new Spotify playlist.

Sunday Cycle Rides Programme 2019

Today the latest cycle Rides For All launches - it's a five mile Lichfield taster ride which sets off from Beacon Park.