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Pothole progress thwarted by underfunding, RAC warns

by danielbarker on 7 February, 2018

The country has ‘gone backwards’ in terms of pothole progress, the RAC says as it warns poor weather will make the situation worse in the coming months. The latest figures from the RAC’s Pothole Index reveal that the number of pothole faults was up in 2017 when compared with the year before. In the last […]

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Changes to nine GP surgeries in Walsall

by danielbarker on 6 February, 2018

Have just received some important information from NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group about changes to 9 GP surgeries in Walsall. Two:- Kingfisher Practice and Keys Family Practice, will be of particular interest to Willenhall residents. Changes to nine GP surgeries in Walsall In July 2017 NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group held a six week public […]

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Councils hit out over disparity in road funding

by danielbarker on 5 February, 2018

National roads will receive 52 times more government funding than local roads by 2020, the Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted today. New analysis by the LGA shows the Government plans to spend £1.1m per mile to maintain its strategic road network by 2020. This compares to councils receiving just £21,000 per mile to maintain […]

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Surgery tonight!

by danielbarker on 5 February, 2018

I am now holding my surgery on the first Monday of every month at the Holy Trinity Centre on Coltham Road, so there’s one on tonight between 7 & 8pm. I will be in the back room as there is often other things going on in the other rooms. Please come along if you have […]

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Information for communities

by danielbarker on 2 February, 2018

Willenhall Library – Your LIBRARY needs You! Our Willenhall Library (OWLs) actively supports Willenhall Library and is ideal for people who would like to become involved in the Library Service that is provided. Next Meeting: Wednesday 28th Feb. 2018 Time: 1.30pm Venue: Willenhall Library If you are interested in joining, or would like further information […]

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Planned transport investment in London is almost five times more per capita than in Yorkshire, the Humber or the North East despite Government claims, new figures reveal. The progressive think tank IPPR North has published a new analysis of the Government’s infrastructure spending plans and found a wide disparity between spending in the North and […]

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Some weeks are more busy than others, and this one certainly has kept me well occupied! On Monday I took the afternoon off work to attend a training session at the council house entitled ‘People Not Politics’, but rather than an officer plot to get us to ditch our parties, it was a three and […]

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The End Child Poverty Coalition reveals in a report today that in some parts of the country, more than half our children are living in poverty. What a way to treat the next generation! Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “This is an appalling indictment of a Tory Party that are failing to protect […]

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A new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), entitled State of Child Health: One year on, has warned ‘child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government’. It also concluded Scotland and Wales were doing better than England when it came to children’s health. The […]

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It’s that time of year again – Don’t be fooled!

by danielbarker on 29 January, 2018

You may have noticed an increase in activity locally from some politicians from other political parties who you probably haven’t heard from for some time. The reason for the increased interest in you by these politicians is that there are local elections this May. Thursday 3rd May to be precise. The thing to remember about […]

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