Good News Alert: Cheaper Travel!

Myself and my fellow Labour councillors are committed to finding as many ways as possible to support local people through the cost of living crisis. Whilst we can’t wave a magic wand over the terrible decisions made by the Tory government we will always do what we can. This week a really important policy wasContinue reading “Good News Alert: Cheaper Travel!”

Getting heard by the Police

Some of the issues that our community faces ultimately require a Police response. That’s why this week I took time to meet with the Police Inspector responsible for our patch. As a local councillor the ability to build relationships with other professionals is very important. By talking to the right people, in the right way,Continue reading “Getting heard by the Police”

What will ‘Active Travel’ mean for you?

A number of ‘Active Travel’ schemes will appear in our local area in the year ahead. But what is ‘Active Travel’ anyway – and how might it affect you? I often tell people that there are two halves to the role of a local councillor – case work and committee work. Some councillors focus onContinue reading “What will ‘Active Travel’ mean for you?”

Scary Energy Bills (and a £££ saving tip)

I’ve had lots of conversations recently, in the street and online, with people worried about their energy prices doubling, or even trebling. These worries seem to have reached Westminster as yesterday Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a statement in the House of Commons. He explained how by fiddling with some of the levers he holds inContinue reading “Scary Energy Bills (and a £££ saving tip)”