A Mockery of Democracy

A Mockery of Democracy

Worcestershire County Council has a Cabinet led administration, where non-majority members of the council have only a limited role in determining how the council is run. One way in which we can have a say and hold the leadership to account is through notices of motion...

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Brexit: What a mess!

I cannot believe what a state the country is in. Over three years ago we had a referendum where a majority voted to leave the EU. This was an advisory referendum, but was treated by many, including the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, as binding. The leave campaign...

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RPS plans updated after feedback

RPS plans updated after feedback

The draft residents' parking scheme plans have been updated. Have a look at the plans here. Some of the key changes are: Additional shared RPS bays on Sansome Walk. Reduction in number of shared bays on Shrubbery Avenue. Some bays changed from shared to residents...

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Draft plans for part of RPS

Draft plans for part of RPS

Draft plans for the residents’ parking scheme covering the northern half of the RPS area have been produced. I will be delivering a letter to residents in these areas with details of the plans. The images below show the two plans produced. Clicking on an image will...

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RPS plans updated after feedback

Residents’ Parking Scheme Approved

The votes have now been counted for the proposed residents' parking scheme and with almost 61% of residents returning their vote and with over 95% saying yes, I can confirm that the scheme will be going ahead! There were 742 returns in total, with 709 in support and...

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Worrying decline in bus user numbers is no surprise

Worrying decline in bus user numbers is no surprise

A report released yesterday (https://www.transport-network.co.uk/New-bus-fall-shows-slow-death-of-local-buses/15101) shows that the number of people using buses in England fell again in the last financial year in the face of real-terms fare increases and...

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Am I a cycle-mad moron?

Am I a cycle-mad moron?

Worcester City Council is proposing to allow cycling in the pedestrianised area of the city centre. I think this is a sensible idea, although I understand that others disagree. The majority of cyclists understand the need to cycle differently depending on the...

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Worcester has been ranked the 9th worst area of England for rising levels of deprivation - it’s the first time the city has featured in the ‘Indices of Deprivation’ report, which is updated every four years by central Government.

“The point of no-return is no longer over the horizon. It is in sight and hurtling towards us.”

Strong words from UN Chief @antonioguterres to start #COP25.

Countries must urgently:
- increase their ambition
- provide adequate finance
- prepare for next decade of climate action

Lie upon lie upon lie by the Prime Minister. #FakeLaw

🛑Automatic early release was not “established in 2008” - the Conservatives legislated for automatic early release in 1991
🛑He has never proposed to end automatic early release - just to delay it for a handful of offenders

"We try not to eat a lot in one day, even though most of us are really hungry."

Almost 1 in 3 children in the UK are now growing up poor, like Cameron and his two sisters whose family rely on a food bank to help fill the fridge.

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