It was lovely to be out and about across Aldridge, Brownhills, Pelsall and High Heath talking to some of our local community leaders and small businesses as we take steps towards reopening our economy.

I was particularly impressed to see the way in which Bean and Baked have innovated and are now serving delicious coffee and cake to takeaway customers from a specially adapted and fitted-out horse box at Brownhills CA. Meanwhile ‘H’ at the Nisa High Heath store has supported the wider Walsall community throughout the pandemic and so many of our small businesses are rising to the current challenge facing us all.

It was a pleasure to see people supporting our local High Streets and small businesses whilst maintaining social distancing and helping the country fight back against Covid-19.