Weekly Videos, Herald Column and Eco-Tips

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: May 28

I hope everyone enjoyed the sunny Bank Holiday weekend, suitably socially distanced. For my part I was anything but socially distanced from my computer over the weekend responding to hundreds of emails from constituents with an opinion on the Dominic Cummings affair.

Weekly look ahead: 27th May

This 'English Tourism Week', I discuss the gradual re-opening of schools and shops in June, the 'Coronavirus Community Champions Award' and why I'm linking up with two local charities - Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur and SafeinSussex - to collect good quality toys to distribute to these cha

Herald Column: May 21

Thank you to all those who have been sending me their nominations for my Coronavirus Community Champion Award. I have received some very impressive entries so far for individuals, businesses, organisations and even whole families.

Weekly look ahead: 19th May

My weekly video where I discuss the Immigration Bill, Worthing Hospital, the re-opening of schools and more.

Weekly look ahead: 12th May

My weekly video where I discuss the updated lockdown guidance, the Agriculture Bill, the introduction of my 'Coronavirus Community Champion Award' and much more.

Weekly look ahead: 6th May

This week I discuss the lockdown, COVID-19 testing centres in Sussex, my reaction to the news from BA and Virgin and details about VE Day.

 

Herald Column: April 30

This week I ventured back briefly to an eerily deserted Westminster having been selected to take part in the debate on the Domestic Abuse Bill and to ask a question at Prime Minister’s Question time, without falling foul of the broadband cutting out and turning my speech into Dalek speak.

Weekly look ahead: 29th April

Back in Westminster, my weekly look ahead. I discuss the Home Affairs Select Committee meeting with the Home Secretary Priti Patel, the second reading of the 'Domestic Abuse Bill', frustrations with certain people flouting the lockdown restrictions and more.

Herald Column: April 23

Happy St George’s Day and two days late, Happy 94th Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen. It is important in these turbulent times to retain as much continuity as possible.

Weekly look ahead: 22nd April

Discussing a (virtual) return to Parliament, meetings with Care Homes and Councillors and more in my weekly video.