Local News

Meeting with the NFU

On Friday it was good to sit down with the local National Farmers Union branch at The Strawberry Cabin and have a chat about the future of agriculture around Tamworth. Thank you to those who came and I hope to follow up on the issues they raised in the upcoming weeks.

Award to recognise your carer

People from all over Staffordshire are being invited to nominate their carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards.

Tornado flypast in the constituency

Keep your eyes to the sky - the Tornado is passing through the constituency as part of it's farewell flypast today. The tour across the UK marks 40 years of RAF service.

Autism training for health and care staff

The Government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability or autism and make reasonable and effective adjustments to support them.

Veteran Aware Hopsitals

Looking after our veterans is important, that is why I am so pleased that one of our local hospital trusts is part of the first 25 NHS Trusts which has been accredited as exemplars of the best care for veterans, helping to ensure those who serve or have served in the UK armed forces and their fam

West Midlands Railway Competiton

Local groups, charities and sporting clubs are among those already put forward for this year's Cross City Heroes.

Update on bus passes

Earlier this year a number of residents wrote to me to raise concerns about the future of concessionary travel.  Staffordshire County Council were considering making changes to the pass which included charging pass users for taking a bus before 9:0am.

Fire at George Bryan Centre

Last night the George Bryan Centre next to the SRP Hospital suffered a suspected arson attack.  The fire has caused substantial damage to the building.

New app for Foster carers

Staffordshire County Council have launched a new application to help foster carers have more say and the opportunity to monitor and update children's school records.