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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.

More wood 

26 Feb

Well this weekend has been quite cold (and getting colder) so it’s been a Saturday of more wood preparation for the fire – two hours – what do they say about wood makes you warm twice? Also of note this weekend was The Nephew passing his ...

Gavin welcomes reopening of Kinver Post Office 

22 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is pleased that residents will have access to a local post office.

Gavin officially opens Coven Park gym 

20 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the opening event...

Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


19 Feb

Back to work today and a bit knackered as I’ve spent the weekend mostly shifting wood around which involved sorting the shed out.

Ambitious plans for i54 South Staffordshire Expansion to go on show 

15 Feb

We all recognise the importance of creating more better paid jobs and growing our economy for the benefit of everyone living in Staffordshire.

The Bleak Mid-Winter 

12 Feb

I do find the middle of February a mental struggle.

Gavin visits Rodbaston Animal Zone 

7 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the college which is currently home to over 70 owls.

Dirty tricks strikes the Essington by-election 

6 Feb

Who would have thought that local politics could raise such passion in the small village of Essington! But of course you know the answer to that is true – by it’s very nature, politics is very local and none more so than here.

A Hectic weekend 

29 Jan

January is usually pretty dull but lately, people are using Burns Night as an excuse to carry on Christmas and so it was for me as a guest of Essington Rugby Club on Friday night.

Bomber Offensive by Bomber Harris 

25 Jan

You can get this book online in paperback but I found a 1947 hardback in a shop in Hampshire.

Gavin officially opens new Science Laboratory 

24 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined staff and pupils at Brewood CE Middle School The school’s science lab has recently undergone a £60,000 makeover.

New MMA Centre opening in Wombourne 

24 Jan

The Jet Singh Trust (JST) is excited to announce the unveiling of their state-of-the art not-for-profit Martial Arts Centre in the heart of Wombourne.

G2 at the Robin 

21 Jan

An odd thing occurred to me whilst watching this tribute band : are we actually watching some sort of museum artefact? My thoughts are that Genesis no longer perform and the music from this era is generally derided by most of the population so as in ...

Gavin opens The Courtyard Wombourne 

18 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially opened the restaurant which is now under new ownership The Courtyard Wombourne is owned by Louise and Simon Ward, a couple with over 25 years hospitality experience.

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