Report Back From Latest PACT meeting (January 2020)

I’d like to share with you the latest crime stats as reported in last month’s Partners And Communities Together (PACT) meeting. From 19th September to 28th January there were: • four burglaries, • five acts of criminal damage, • five vehicle crimes, • thirteen road traffic accidents, • three thefts from sheds / outside stores […]

School Drop-off Mayhem

Early start this morning talking to BBC Hereford and Worcester radio about how we can tackle the car chaos outside many of our schools. For future notifications of my blog please like and follow my councillor facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CllrLouisStephen/

Building Bridges

Roughly two years ago the Conservatives came up with an idea to look into the feasibility of building a new cycling and footbridge over the river between St Clements and Gheluvelt Park. The scheme will not be cheap – it is now estimated to cost £9 million. It’s turned into a bit of a political […]

Enjoy the BBC comedy W1A?

Just been to the Place and Economic Development meeting a sub-committee of Policy and Resources committee on Worcester City Council. Switched off reading yet? If you are still reading after that long committee title – thank you. I go to these meetings so you don’t need to! At times these committee meetings feel like the […]

Green Party Supports New Hockey Proposal

Why is Worcester Green Party (WGP) supporting the creation of new facilities for playing hockey in the city? What is the difference between that scheme and the Perdiswell football scheme? Every case should be considered on its own merits, balancing the expected benefits with the likely negatives. Football matches are principally spectator games – 22 […]

Wildflowers

This year saw a fantastic initiative where the city council experimented with the introduction of some new wildflower areas across the city. These were a brilliant addition to both St Peters and Battenhall. Most of these new wildflower areas were created by clearing the ground and seeding with a proprietary wildflower seed mix. The results […]

Planning System Crushes The Little Man

Our planning system is biased in favour of developers against ordinary people. It is biased at every level but as often is the case you can only see the biases when you engage with the system. I’ve been on the council’s planning committee for three years and I’ve seen first-hand how our system operates: First […]