Weekly Videos & Herald Column

On this page you can find my weekly column that I write for the Worthing Herald, with my reflections on the week's events in Westminster and in the constituency. I also film a video update from Westminster detailing the events of the week ahead, as well as reaction to any developments that have occured in the previous week. You can find all previous videos below, and please do continue to check my Facebook for the uploads every Monday:

https://www.facebook.com/TimLoughtonEWAS/ 

I've also started to include a 'Tim's Eco-Tip' feature in my weekly video, many thanks to everyone that has written in suggesting ideas, please keep them coming! I'll update this list each week with the new addition.

  • 18th June     Unplug phone chargers when not in use to save energy and avoid this 'energy vampire'
  • 24th June    Download 'Refill' App and find local water refill stations to cut down on plastic water bottles
  • 1st July        Check recycling instructions carefully on your bottles - they may need to be taken apart to be recycled!
  • 8th July       Are your tea-bags biodegradable? Use loose-leaf tea if you can!
  • 16th July     Use www.recyclenow.com to find where you can recycle your batteries. 
  • 22nd July   Plant a wildflower meadow to encourage pollination in your garden!
  • 1st August   Use a wormery at home to get high quality compost!
  • 7 August     Make sure your central heating isn't set above 19 degrees
  • 13 August  Try and use bars of soap over plastic bottles
  • 28 August   Avoid a tumble-dryer if possible - hang up your clothes!
  • 3 September Download my 'Guide to Going Green' (Available HERE)
  • 10 September Alternative usage for coffee grounds!
  • 1 October    Try using 'eco-friendly' recycled stationary

 

 

News

Herald Column: July 2

Another Parliamentary first this week as I held my first virtual mass lobby in response to the event organised by ‘The Time is Now for a Green and Fair Recovery,’ and marking a year on from the Government’s historic commitment to net zero carbon by 2050.

Weekly look ahead: 1st July

My weekly video, discussing the reopening of pubs and other venues from the 4th of July, overcrowding on certain beaches, the Immigration Bill… and finally getting a haircut on Saturday!

Herald Column: June 25

It’s official, I am having a haircut at last. I have boked in for 9am mega trim at 9am on July 4th, the minute the barber opens again, and it can’t come a moment too soon.

Weekly look ahead: 22nd June

My weekly video, discussing the horrific terrorist attack in Reading over the weekend, the opening up of our shops, Dame Vera Lynn and much more.

Herald Column: June 18

A belated Happy Sussex Day for last Tuesday. A group of suitably socially distanced Sussex MPs gathered on the House of Commons Terrace this week with a Martlets flag to raise a virtual toast (all the bars are closed) to celebrate our County Day and proclaim the Sussex Charter.

Weekly look ahead: 17th June

My weekly look ahead, reflecting on the good news that the ‘Free School Meal’ voucher scheme will be extended over the summer holidays, discussing the London protests, the merger of the Foreign Office and DFID and congratulating this weeks’ winners of the Coronavirus Community Champion Award - Th

Herald Column: June 11

I am sure everyone will have been shocked by the terrible scenes from Minneapolis with the brutal killing of George Floyd. Many constituents have written to me expressing concerns at the underlying racism that still pervades many American institutions and aiming to draw parallels in the UK.

Weekly look ahead: 9th June

My weekly video, discussing the anti-racism protests this weekend which were hijacked by a minority of violent thugs, the welcome news that COVID-19 cases in Worthing and St Richard’s Hospital are down into single figures, the Community Champion Award and more.

Herald Column: June 4

Parliament returned this week though at the time of writing this it is not clear we will be voting in person in a line socially distanced which could involve spilling out on to the Embankment with the suspension of virtual voting that we were just about getting to  grips with.

Weekly look ahead: 3rd Jude

My weekly video discussing the return to Parliament and the new voting system, the situation in Hong Kong, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and more.