Local News

Visit to Droitwich Spa Hospital

It was great to visit the BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital and have a good talk with the Executive Director, Rick Sanders.

I know the Hospital is vital for local residents in Droitwich and the dedicated staff helped bolster local NHS provision throughout the crisis.

93 more police officers for West Mercia

I'm sure the announcement that West Mercia Police Force has been bolstered by an additional 93 officers is very welcome to constituents and comes after the Government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.

Eat Out to Help Out

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme went live this week with more than 3,400 independent restaurants, cafes and pubs, and outlets from smaller chains in the West Midlands are participating.

2 years to go for Birmingham 2022

On 28th July, I visited the site of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to mark two years to go until the Opening Ceremony.

'Silent' Auction for Freedom Day Centre

The Rotary Club of Evesham & Rotary in the Vale have launched an event to help support the Freedom Day Centre in Badsey.

The 'silent' Art Auction offers some limited edition prints - with all proceeds going to supporting the Day Centre.

Trip to The Valley Evesham

I was pleased to spend time at The Valley Evesham today and see what additional hygiene and social distancing measures are in place as shoppers return to stores.

It was also interesting to discuss plans for the future with Tom Hedges, Strategic Development Director at The Valley.

Update on the outbreak at an Evesham food packaging site

I had a call today with Worcestershire County Council leaders and the Director of Public Health for Worcestershire, Kathryn Cobain, along with other Worcestershire MPs to get an update on the Coronavirus situation in Worcestershire and in particular with the recent outbreak near Evesham.

Are you the Best Small Shop in Worcestershire?

I am calling on Mid Worcestershire’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the successes of small shops and the central role they play in their local community, particularly in response to Covid-19.

Outbreak at Evesham food packaging site

14 people have tested positive at an Evesham food packing firm and all workers at the site are now being tested as a precautionary measure.

Public Health England and Worcestershire County Council are working with the company involved and monitoring the situation closely.

Weekend in Lincoln

Last weekend, it was great to visit my home town of Lincoln and spend time at Lincoln City FC, the Cathedral and Castle - and hold discussions with local business, arts & council leaders.