Divisional Fund Payments

All County Councillors in Worcestershire have a fund of £10,000 to spend in order to “promote or improve the economic, social or environmental well-being of your Division or those within it.” If you know of a community group, charity or other such organisation that would benefit from this fund, please let me know.



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More coverage in today’s @worcesternews by @cbarnettWN https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18647956.worcestershire-county-council-says-wont-give-road-space-cyclists-leak/

"Whether you're looking at the costs of an average kilometre cycled in the city or individual investments or the price of infrastructure, the conclusion should be clear—investments in cycling pay for themselves and more."

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Following the science

Taking the right steps at the right time

None. Of. It. True. https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/1293436624517332993

It was never a choice between 'lives' and 'the economy'. It was always a case of choosing to preserve both, by locking down tightly and early; by protecting key workers and care homes'; by developing a decent test and trace system.
On each of those issues, Boris Johnson failed. https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/1293494622883282946

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Worcestershire County Council Cabinet members actively preventing the county from receiving money from the government for active travel schemes.
What hope is there to get more people walking and cycling if the Conservative Cabinet put barriers in the way?Worcestershire County Council's coming under heavy criticism for refusing to hand any road space from cars to cyclists despite being handed £135,000.

Cycling groups and fellow Conservatives say it looks like they're "not bothered" about improving provision in the county.

BBC Hereford and Worcester has seen a leaked slide from a County Council presentation, suggesting the authority's leadership has red lines.

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