Category Archives: News

13 Sep
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Wendy calls for debate on unauthorised traveller encampments

“Parliament should debate the nuisance of unauthorised traveller encampments” As your Member of Parliament I am seeking Parliamentary time for a House of Commons debate into the on-going issues faced by residents as a result of traveller incursions and unauthorised ...

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11 Sep
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Starlight Success

It was once again a great pleasure to take part in the St Giles’ Hospice Starlight Walk on Saturday evening in Aldridge. The Starlight Walk is a wonderful event in which valuable funds are raised for our much-loved Hospice to ...

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08 Sep
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View from the House – ‘Brownfield First Development should always be the first option!

As Parliament returns following the summer recess we begin to turn our attention to debating the Great Repeal Bill and Britain’s new future outside of the European Union but, we do so without the familiar background ‘bongs’ of Big Ben ...

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30 Aug
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National Citizens Scheme shows positive benefit for young people locally

During a recent visit to the National Citizen Service (NCS) course at Manor Farm, Rushall I was able to see first-hand the difference that the NCS is making for young people. During my visit, I was especially interested to learn ...

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18 Aug
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View from the House – It’s Our Green Belt – Now It’s Your Say!

Now in recess from Westminster there is still much to do and much going on. The four Black Country Authorities including, Walsall Council, have recently commenced their Black Country Core Strategy Consultation. It is a document essentially about planning for ...

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18 Aug
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View from the House

Groups of hard-working and dedicated volunteers often work quietly behind the scenes, supporting our local communities, something which those of you who regularly follow my column will know I often refer to. Their impact is huge, and even the smallest ...

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04 Aug
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Parliamentary Roundup

It has been a busy time in Parliament since the Queen’s Speech and I have continued to raise matters in Parliamentary debates and question times of importance to residents from across Aldridge-Brownhills. Throughout the debate on the Queen’s Speech I ...

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31 Jul
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View from the House – Are you taking the Summer Reading Challenge?

It has been a busy last few weeks at Westminster. We have now started to build on the decision to trigger Article 50 and the Government has formally laid before Parliament the European Union Withdrawal Bill. This legislation will facilitate ...

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31 Jul
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View from the House – Community Safety remains a Top Priority!

With Parliament now in Recess for the summer I want to take this opportunity to reflect upon events locally and nationally. Sadly in recent weeks and months our local community in Aldridge has been left shaken by a number of ...

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07 Jul
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View from the House – The State Opening ushers in a New Parliamentary Term

In recent weeks our national news has been dominated by a series of tragic events both in London and Manchester. Locally we have also had heart-breaking news which has profoundly affected the local community and our thoughts and prayers go ...

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