Rachel Maclean, the MP for Redditch County, is encouraging residents to support Redditch’s small and independent businesses following her visit to Rees Community Café and Shop.

Last month, Rachel popped into the Church Road community café for a spot of lunch and to show her support for the new addition to Redditch’s town centre.

The café, which opened in May in association with Rees – The Care Leavers Foundation, raises funds to support people who have been in foster care or residential homes.

Rachel said: “Rees Community Café and Shop is a fantastic addition to Redditch’s town centre. I had a great lunch there and I would encourage everyone to pop into Rees.

“Small and independent businesses here in Redditch are a vital part of our town’s economy and that’s why it so important all of us do everything we can to support them.”