Local News

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.

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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.

Meetings with local businesses

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet a number of local business people and discuss their concerns about a range of issues.

Tour of Spetchley Park gardens

Today I enjoyed a tour of Spetchley Park gardens with Henry Berkeley.

There is a fascinating history to the house and gardens and it was all beautiful to look at - in all weathers. It will no doubt be busy this weekend for the Living History event and is well worth a visit! 

Battle of Evesham re-enactment

I had a fantastic time over the weekend at a brilliant showcase for Evesham - the Battle of Evesham re-enactment festival.