I was pleased to visit The Hub at Pelsall Village Centre last week as it reopened its doors to local residents. It was also good to catch up with Edwin Venables from The Watch – our local neighbourhood watch office that provides crime prevention and safety advice to local residents.

It was particularly interesting to hear how the Rushall, Shelfield, Pelsall and Brownhills Neighbourhood Watch continued to support people throughout Covid-19. Thank you to Edwin and all our other volunteers at The Watch and in all our Neighbourhood Watch groups who continue to work hard to keep my Aldridge-Brownhills constituents safe.