Support for the Creative Industries

Many of the emails and letters I have received during the period of the Coronavirus outbreak have been from those who work in the creative industries, including those who perform, or who support performers.

Coventry City of Culture

Coventry’s City of Culture programme will now start in May 2021 and run until May 2022, allowing us still to celebrate, though a little later than planned, the rich and diverse culture of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Meeting with Sarah Kershaw

Last week I met with Sarah Kershaw from the local Chamber of Commerce to discuss business recovery in our area.

Arts Support

I was pleased to hear that Government has announced £1.57 Billion package of support for culture, arts and heritage organisations in Britain, which includes theatres, independent cinemas, museums and the live music sector, which consists of:

Happy Birthday NHS

I would like to wish our NHS a very happy 72nd Birthday and once again thank all NHS staff for their heroic work during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Time is Now Lobby

Despite the current lockdown restrictions, this week I was able to meet virtually with the Time is Now Lobby to discuss a green recovery from Covid-19.

Meeting with Virgin Media

Spoke with Virgin Media last week about broadband infrastructure rollout in my constituency.

Kenilworth Shops Visit

It was good to visit some Kenilworth shops, where it was encouraging to see the procedures put in place by local retailers to ensure we can all shop safely.

Gradual Lifting of Restrictions

Although we are by no means out of the woods yet, it is clear from the ongoing lifting of restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus infection that we are moving gradually back towards normality.

Furlough Scheme

10,000 jobs in Kenilworth and Southam have been protected by the Government's furlough scheme.

It is crucial to our recovery that the Chancellor has been able to support workers in this way.