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.

'Mascot Maker' competition for Birmingham 2022 Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is launching a nationwide search to find a ‘Mascot Maker’, a child who will design the official mascot for the Games. Local Hartlebury-based business DRPG won the pitch to organise the Virtual Mascot Maker Summit.

Visiting heritage sites

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit various heritage sites that have now opened their doors to the public.

DCMS questions

This morning, I answered questions in the Chamber of Commons for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.