Local News

Former Droitwich Mayor, Shaun Best

I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of former Droitwich Mayor, Shaun Best.

He was a talented musician and dedicated public servant and being in his company was always an enjoyable experience.

I know he did so much for our community and he will be greatly missed.

South Worcestershire Rural Watch

I’ve heard really good things about the South Worcestershire Rural Watch which has been established by West Mercia Police to enable cooperation between farmers, rural businessmen and women and the police force to tackle rural crime.

Funding for local football clubs

Sport England has launched a £9.5 million 'Pitch Preparation Fund' to support grassroots clubs facing challenges as a result of coronavirus, and to help get them ready for when restrictions are lifted further.

Some recycling centres to open

Worcestershire County Council are opening 7 out of the 11 Recycling Centres in the county on Monday (11th May).

Top-up of local business grants

I have been contacted by many businesses and individuals over the past weeks and months and business grants have come up a lot.

Bounce Back Loans open today (4th May)

Bounce Back Loans available from today for small businesses:

✅Borrow between £2,000 and £50,000
✅Easy 7 question form to fill
✅Interest-free first year
✅Repay over 6 years, 2.5% interest rate, no early penalty

More police officers in Worcestershire

I welcome the announcement that 76 police officers have been recruited into the West Mercia police force since the government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.