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Redditch Standard: “We’re heading in the right direction’ ahead of May 6 elections”

Matt Dormer and Mike Rouse sat down (virtually) with The Redditch Standard to take questions from the press regarding our manifesto for the local elections coming up on Thursday 6th May. You can read the full article here: You’re very welcome to email us to ask any questions regarding our manifesto, or to arrange […]

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County Council commits to train station redevelopment project

Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet has weighed-in behind the vision for a new Redditch Train Station by endorsing proposals to acquire the land the plans say it may require, resorting to compulsory purchase orders if necessary. The proposals would see the delivery of a new two storey station with an expanded waiting room, new retail facilities […]

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Team Winyates launches campaign and Petition for a new pedestrian crossing outside Roman Way First School

Jo Monk, the Conservative prospective candidate for Arrow Valley East at the County Council elections in May, has co-launched a petition calling for a new crossing to be installed outside Roman Way First School on Colts Lane in Winyates. The petition, also backed by running mate and Borough Council leader Matt Dormer, says: Roman Way […]

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Local Candidate Launches Petition to Upgrade Entrance to the Alex Hospital: “I use this road most days for the school run and experience the congestion myself.”

Local County Council candidate for Arrow Valley East, Emma Marshall, has launched a petition to demonstrate to local authorities the need to upgrade the entrance to the Alex Hospital in Redditch. The petition comes as SevenHomes has submitted its planning application to Redditch Borough Council after first announcing its intentions to develop housing on part […]

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£8.3 million this year to fix potholes in Worcestershire

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, has welcomed £8.3 million in funding for Worcestershire to fix the potholes which blight road users. Yesterday (February 15th), Councils across England were allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance. It is the second of 5 equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25, announced […]

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£76 million funding boost for Worcestershire since start of the pandemic

Councils in Worcestershire have received more than £76 million in new funding since March 2020. The Government has given councils in England over £7 billion in additional support through the pandemic, with £3 billion more confirmed for next year. Rachel has welcomed new figures showing councils across Worcestershire have so far received an extra £76 million to support vital local services […]

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Redditch Conservatives Choose Craig Warhurst and Mike Rouse to Contest Redditch South at County Hall

Local Conservative members in Redditch have voted to select sitting Borough Councillors Craig Warhurst and Mike Rouse to fight the Redditch South division for the County Council elections being held in May 2021. Whilst the format of the election is unclear owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the government has indicated it is keen to […]

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More funding announced to reduce rough sleeping in Worcestershire

Rough sleepers in Redditch and across Worcestershire who were housed during the pandemic will be helped to stay in accommodation this year thanks to new Government funding. 274 local councils will share £91.5 million of Government funding to ensure interim accommodation and support for the most vulnerable people. In a joint bid by all six of Worcestershire’s district councils, they […]

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Rachel: Let’s all get active on Active Travel

WE seem to be talking about active travel more than ever – and this is great as we look to build back greener here in Redditch and across the UK. During the lockdown we saw massive increases in people walking and cycling. This appetite for active travel must be built on. We just can’t go […]

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£1m Welcome Boost for Redditch Train Station from ‘Getting Building Fund’

Local Conservatives have welcomed a further step forward in their vision for an improved train station for Redditch today with the announcement of an additional £1m funding from central government to help kick-start the scheme. The ‘Getting Building Fund’ was announced as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ style response to the economic […]