Test and Trace Programme

This morning, the Government launched the test and trace programme - a means for us to help get back to normal by testing and isolating those with the virus.

The NHS test and trace service:

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.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week, it's Mental Health Awareness Week, and in these challenging times, it's so important to be aware of and to be looking after your mental health.

Getting cameras rolling again

I'm pleased that the government has been able to work with broadcasters on guidance to get filming rolling safely on our favourite TV shows and soaps again.

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.

Phased return of sport and recreation

Here are the details on the phased return of outdoor sport in England:

What we’re doing
We are increasing people’s access to outdoor physical activity for the purpose of health and wellbeing. This includes use of outdoors sports courts and facilities.

Extension of furlough scheme

Following the Chancellor's announcement in the House of Commons, here is some more information on the support available:

Protecting Jobs and Businesses by Extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme