WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has vowed to help local people and businesses recover beyond the pandemic.
The MP set out her plans to encourage a wider take up of the vaccination programme which, she said, would allow fewer restrictions next year and help our schools to stay open.
Over the coming year, Ms Baldwin has pledged to support businesses to create jobs and good incomes, to support the local economy with better local rail services.
She also vowed to help improve infrastructure – including better broadband, better mobile phone coverage and road improvements such as the A4440 and the Bluebell Farm roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn.
Her other plans include continued support for the vital flood defence schemes in Tenbury Wells and Severn Stoke – work on both is expected to start next year.
Ms Baldwin said: “My message last year has been one of thanks for everyone involved in the vaccination programme and I plan to keep repeating my message.
“If you haven’t come forward to have your first, second or booster jab, please do so.
“We all hope next year will be a period of recovery and growth and hopefully we will be able to focus on helping businesses to grow – creating new, better paid jobs for local people.
“I also hope people will be take their own steps to help us achieve our climate change ambitions – making homes and businesses more energy efficient and trying to take more green journeys – by walking, cycling or taking green transport solutions on more journeys.
“Everyone’s eyes have been on the impact of coronavirus over the last two years, but I firmly hope that 2022 will be the year that we launch into a period of sustained growth which will allow us to start to manage the national debt responsibly and continue to support our schools, the police and, of course, our amazing NHS.”