New specialist stroke centre in Evesham

I was delighted to officially open the Worcestershire Stroke Rehabilitation Centre in Evesham Community Hospital on Friday 12th October.

Fladbury Neighbourhood Watch

It was great to join Ian Baldry and the rest of his Neighbourhood Watch team in Fladbury last week to present them with two new community street signs.

Neighbourhood Watch schemes can:

Badsey Brook flood scheme opens

On Thursday 4th October I was delighted to attend the opening of the flood management scheme in Badsey Brook. The £4.1 million flood storage areawill reduce the risk of flooding to nearly 300 homes and businesses in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot.

Upgraded air ambulances saving lives

It was a pleasure to receive a letter from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity this month updating me on their use of £1 million awarded to them by the Treasury in 2016. I had been involved in supporting the bid and am happy to see the money being used so well.

Council awarded funds for adult social care

I was happy last week to receive a letter from Social Care Minister, Caroline Dineage, informing me that Worcestershire County Council had been awarded £25,000 of funding to support an innovative technology project aimed at improving adult social care services locally.

Police announce 100 more officers

Earlier this month, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia - John Campion - announced that he would be increasing resources so that 100 officers could be added to the West Mercia force area.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September marks blood cancer awareness month and I met with Anthony Nolan, leading blood cancer charity, to discuss what more could be done to expand the stem cell register and save the lives of those suffering from this terrible disease.