Overhauling the Waste System

The Environment Secretary and Chancellor have confirmed that they plan to overhaul the waste system demonstrating our commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

Helping charities keep more

In 2012 the Government approved the Small Charitable Donations Act.  The Bill was aimed at helping charities and community amateur sports clubs claim Gift Aid style top up payments on any small cash donations up to £20 in circumstances where it is not practical to obtain Gift Aid in the ordinary

West Midlands Railway Competiton

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

View From The House - Feb 15th

I have written another View From the House column for Tamworth Informed.  Check it out by visiting their site or reading below.

The future of drones

Tamworth has some excellent, licensed drone photographers, from great views of our castle grounds and high-rise flats to river-side scenes and townscapes, drones can have a very positive role to play, particularly in media, public safety, science and geography.

Cancer Research Campaign

Recently I met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show his support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.

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.

Action on credit card fraud

I was recently contacted by a constituent who had a credit card taken out using his name and address.  He reported the incident as soon as he found out but the bank refused to engage with him as he did not have the account details to hand.

Finn's Law - helping

Today I had a furry friend join me in the Whips office for a brief tour, it was Finn the police dog and his handler, PC David Wardell.