SUPPORT for a cut in business rates to help city firms bounce back from the Covid-19 lockdown and pandemic is being backed by a Reform UK candidate.
Paul Hickling, a fire safety officer, is standing for Reform as their candidate in Claines at both the city council election and for the county council poll.
Speaking to the Observer, Mr Hickling said his vision for the city included a prosperous High Street, excellent roads safe schools and neighbourhoods
“I will support local business and lobby for a cut in business rates to help with their recovery following the lockdown, I want to see free parking on Sundays in the city centre and a return to community policing,” he said.
“We need to ensure resources are being spent correctly on infrastructure projects so we can have better roads, schools and hospitals in Worcester.
“We need to make the council more accountable to you by reforming local government, restarting the local economy, and rebuilding local communities.
“How Worcester recovers from the pandemic will be crucial for the future of our city so we must challenge the decision making process at county and city council levels,” he added.