Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 17 August 2018
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Gavin attends Trysull Village Fete 

7 Aug

Trysull Village Fete, held at Ketley House Gardens, welcomed residents and featured a number of activities including bell-ringing, flowers displays, stalls and music.

Gavin visits South Staffordshire Golf Club 

31 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited South Staffordshire Golf Club.

Gavin visits Tarmac 

31 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the building materials and construction solutions business at the Hilton Industrial Estate.

Life’s chapters end 

30 Jul

I graduated back in 1982 and in those days we didn’t make a big deal out of it although we did get a “ceremony” where we did wear the gap and gown and were “presented” to some dignitary from Oxford Uni as we were a supervised Poly and lower...

The Reykjavik Assignment by Adam Lebor 

26 Jul

This is a very hipster book written by a hipster journalist based around some hard experiences but a work of fiction.

En France 

20 Jul

British red phone box in Bayeux I’ve been to France for a week – well Normandy really.

Gavin celebrates Great Wyrley Carnival 

12 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the annual event Great Wyrley Carnival, held in the Star Field off Hazel Lane, welcomed over 5,000 visitors and featured a multitude of events including a dog show, fun fair, marching ...

The Tank War by Mark Urban 

10 Jul

This is a book I read whilst holidaying on Normandy recently and a good read it is too.

Gavin visits ERA 

4 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the home security experts at the i54 business park.

Gavin opens new £3m new teaching block at Kinver High School 

2 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined staff and pupils to officially open the block The school’s brand new teaching block will be home to the mathematics, English and Modern Foreign Languages Department and was formed as part of the ...

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.

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