Poor Bus Service: Council Motion

I will be presenting the following motion at full council this coming Thursday: Following recent cuts to bus services by First Bus and ongoing issues with many bus services in the county, we have reached a point where we as a council are a long way from meeting our...

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First Bus pleased with bus cuts!

First Bus pleased with bus cuts!

The headline to the Worcester News story about First Bus cuts to services says it all: "Bus firm pleased with the changes." Cutting back on less profitable routes and focussing on those that make the most money is, I'm sure, very pleasing to First Bus. However, users...

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Bike thefts in Worcester continue to deter cycling

Bike thefts in Worcester continue to deter cycling

Following my previous concerns with the poor levels of cycling a constituent suggested that one reason why cycling rates are so low is due to the large number of bike thefts in Worcester. The Worcester News reported back in 2009 (see the article here) that over three...

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Support for NHS Junior Doctors

Support for NHS Junior Doctors

I went along to Worcestershire Royal Hospital this morning to show my support for the junior doctors on strike today. Their protest is, in my view, valid and the fact that they have had to resort to strike action - the first in 40 years - shows what a desperate...

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Residents’ Parking Scheme

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Animation: The countries with the largest cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750

Ranking as of the start of 2019:

1) US – 397GtCO2
2) CN – 214Gt
3) fmr USSR – 180
4) DE – 90
5) UK – 77
6) JP – 58
7) IN – 51
8) FR – 37
9) CA – 32
10) PL – 27

"It will not be the people who block roads & bridges that history will judge badly, it is those who shut their eyes. We are going to change what is politically possible so it can become the scientifically necessary" @CarolineLucas introducing @GretaThunberg with standing ovation

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The deadline for returning your vote on the proposed resident parking scheme is Monday 4th March. If you are within the scheme area and have not received a letter please let me know. I have been knocking on doors trying to get people to return their voting slips, and will carry on doing that the rest of this week. Thanks to the local residents who have helped deliver and collect the voting letters, and who will be helping over the next few days to ensure we get as many voted as possible. ...

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If you live in the proposed residents' parking scheme area, covering from St Georges Lane North down to Southfield Street, then you should be receiving your voting letter anytime now. Please make sure you have your say by voting Yes or No (ideally Yes!) and then returning it in the pre-paid envelope. ...

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