Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 18 June 2018
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Gavin opens Kinver Post Office 

18 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, ‘reopened’ the Post Office which closed last June...

Gavin raises concerns with Midlands Connect 

18 Jun

South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has raised concerns that transport bosses in the West Midlands are trying to revive controversial plans to build a motorway through the Staffordshire countryside ‘by stealth’.

The Evolution of Cloud Computing by Clive Longbottom 

13 Jun

This is a work book and amongst friends and colleges, a contentious one.


12 Jun

Well it’s been my Birthday celebrations over the last week and a good time too – sneaking off doing things you shouldn’t be doing in “works time”.

Flood Pt II 

4 Jun

Well last weekend we were flooded out again so me and the neighbours are still in the process of cleaning up.

New Allocated Housing Sites in Wombourne 

1 Jun

We have received update from South Staffs Council on the new housing situation: Wombourne is one of 9 main villages in South Staffordshire where housing sites have been allocated in the SAD (Site Allocations Document).

A fun day of getting close to wildlife at Kinver Edge, with free activities and walks all day 

16 May

Saturday 19 th May, 9am until 11pm Find us at the war memorial by the Ranger’s Yard, Comber Road, sat-nav DY7 6HU.

Gavin urges House of Fraser to secure the future of Beatties 

11 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has written to House of Fraser bosses urging them to protect the Wolverhampton store from closure.

Rugby and The Silent Soldier 

8 May

The hottest Bank Holiday for 20 odd years saw a very busy time for me socially – for a change.

Winston Churchill As I Knew Him by Violet Bonham Carter 

8 May

This is one of those books about Churchill that biographers about Churchill read and quote quite often as Violet Bonham Carter, being H H Asquith’s daughter, new Churchill on a more or less daily basis and she was one of his early “confidantes...

Gavin takes part in National Care Home Day celebrations 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at Himley Mill Care Home National Care Home day is a chance to celebrate all the different people, cultures and relationships in your area, and to show your community that care homes are ...

Gavin visits Mode Menswear 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited the newly opened family-run business in Codsall Mode Menswear, on Wolverhampton Road, was opened earlier this year by Mark Hodgkiss, a resident of Codsall with over 20 years experience in...

Gavin visits Great Wyrley Memorial Garden 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the memorial garden which has recently had a huge refurbishment The Memorial Garden, on Walsall Road, was unveiled in 1922 in memory of those who fought in World War I.

How not to run a Government 

27 Apr

Need we say more ? But lets face it, the Tories, and Mrs May in particular have made a real hash of this country.

Gavin welcomes a £150,000 allocation to better protect homes from flooding in Cheslyn Hay 

27 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Environment Agency’s recent announcement of £36 million in Government funds to protect properties from flooding Following last Autumn’s budget, 10 schemes across the West Midlands ...

Heatwave in Wombourne? 

18 Apr

Could there be a heatwave ahead next week in Wombourne? Find out all you need to know about the coming warm weather.

Gavin meets with The British Hedgehog Preservation Society at Wrottesley Park 

11 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined the Natural Burial Company at Wrottesley Park to learn about their new partnership with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Beware of the Neighbours 

9 Apr

Well the ones that ask you in for a nightcap at 11.30 and then let you go at 2.30 in the a.

Gavin opens McCarthy & Stone’s new retirement complex 

6 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visits McCarthy & Stone's new Codsall development, Brindley Gardens.

A trip in the mud 

5 Apr

For the first time since 2007 I reckon, Major Orton and me have been down the Kingswinford Railway Walk on our bikes.

Gavin plants trees with the Kinver Rotary Club and students from Brindley Heath Junior School 

3 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined volunteers from the National Trust and Kinver Rotary as part of a worldwide woodland initiative.

Julius Caesar 

23 Mar

A “Cousin’s Night out” degenerated from the usual drinking match to watching this production beamed from the National Theatre in London to the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton and a real tour de force it is too but better if you can get there and...

More cold weather 

18 Mar

This weekend has been a bitch of bad weather.

Regulating the Internet and Cloud Computing 

14 Mar

M’ learned friend has recently written about * Cloud* Computing as being somebody else’s computer in somebody else’s data centre and I have to agree with him.

Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to support bus services across South Staffordshire 

7 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, argues that changes will have a negative effect on constituents Following the County Council’s decision to remove support for several bus routes, a number of residents have been in touch with Gavin to ...


6 Mar

This past few days have seen some of the heaviest snowfall in the country for some time, so this has meant a lot of people have been restricted to home and the surrounding area for some time bringing with it a feeling of living in a cave or “cabin ...

Gavin visits Wombourne Tennis Club 

6 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, had an update on recent improvements...

Gavin discusses freight hub proposals with CEO of South Staffordshire Council 

1 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has repeatedly expressed his opposition to the proposal The West Midlands Interchange proposal, led by Four Ashes Ltd, was met with an overwhelming amount of opposition when they led their public ...

Gavin visits Perton Bowls Club 

27 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the Civic Centre.

Bomber Command by Max Hastings 

26 Feb

This book is probably the one you should start with if you are interested in the Air Offensive in World War II.

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