Local News

Future of the George Bryan Centre

When the George Bryan Centre was struck by that terrible suspected arson attack earlier this year, the Government and Department of Health and Social Care quickly offered their help and support.  Thankfully no lives were lost and the NHS did not require Government help.

Zoopla ending 'no dss' adverts

Late last week the property firm Zoopla announced that it will be removing 'no DSS' wording in their rental listings.  This is in response to pressure being put on estate agents to stop blanket restrictions on renters who receive housing benefit support.

Fruit and Veg Scheme for Schools

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is a Government programme that entitles every child aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. Across England, this equates to 2.3 million children across 16,600 schools. 

The future of our local CAB

There has been a lot of confusion about the future of the Citizen's Advice Bureau service whcih currently operates from within the Tamworth Borough Council buildings on Lichfield Street.

Visiting Crossfit Tamworth

Last week I visited 'Friday Night Lights' at CrossFit Tamworth to cheer on and support the athletes who were competing.

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day - Children across Tamworth are dressing up as their favourite book characters in school, they're encouraged to read and will be given a book token which can be exchanged in a book shop or supermarket for a brand new book.

Tree planting at Dosthill Park

Last weekend I got to join Dosthill Park Wildlife Group a local organisation which helps to protect and preserve wildlife and improve wildlife habitats in Dosthill at the nature reserve.

Championing British Legion Work

Christopher Pincher MP recently met with The Royal British Legion’s local Area Team Leader David Fairclough to discuss support for the Armed Forces community.

Workplace pensions in Tamworth

I recently received figures that show that around thousands of people across Tamworth are now enrolled in a workplace pension, saving for retirement.

Auto-enrolment was introduced so that workers can save more and have greater financial security and independence in their retirement.

Work on Lichfield's Southern Bypass

Work on the final stretch of the new bypass in Lichfield is beginning this week.  This scheme connects the A5127 (Birmingham Road) with the A5206 (London Road).  Although it is just outside of my constituency, those living near to Lichfield will no doubt make use of this road once it is completed