Local News

CCG merger consultation

A number of you had written to me concerned about the proposals to create a single strategic commissioning organisation out of all of the local CCGs.

Nature Recovery Networks

On Friday I had the pleasure of joining the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on a visit to Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve.  The weather was wet but it was a great opportunity to see the collaboration work between Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Tamworth Borough Council.

Opening of Wren Kitchens

I was pleased to be invited to the opening of a new business today - Wren Kitchens based at Ventura Park.  The company design kitchens tailor made to your needs and also offer options for kitchen renovations on a smaller scale.

Another NHS listening event

For those of you who could not attend the initial Together We're Better Staffordshire listening event at the Snowdome earlier this month, the team will be holding another one shortly.

D-Day Commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum

D-Day was a turning point in the course of the Second World War, it was the moment that the Allied Forces established a foothold in occupied France.  It was a significant step towards the liberation of Wester Europe from Nazi rule.

Central heating support

The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative has just launched in Tamworth. The initiative aims to install fully funded first time central heating systems into eligible homes across Staffordshire.

Shenstone Mobile Survey Results

Recently, a number of residents in Shenstone contacted me about the poor mobile signal they were receiving in and around the village. I wrote out to all residents to get their views and opinions on the service they received. The result I received was this:


Have your say on local care

Together We're Better the group looking into the Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent health care are encouraging local people to have their say in a public consultation on the future of local NHS care.

Takeaways to homes

This week, Westminster has axed more planning red tape, it will allow more homeowners to extend their properties quickly and easily without a full planning application and allow shops to change to office space and takeaway buildings to be converted to homes without undergoing a full planning appl

Tamworth Polling Places Review

When elections are near, I always receive a few queries about polling places, whether it is residents unsure as to where they should be voting because their neighbour uses a different venue, parents concerned that their child's school has closed for the day or residents frustrated that they strug