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: October 10

So this week Parliament really did prorogue on Tuesday ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Monday when the Government’s programme for the forthcoming year will be set out following on from a lot of positive commitments made in last month’s Spending Review.

Weekly look ahead: 8th October

My weekly video where I talk about ‘Clean-Air Zones’ around schools, meeting with International Development Secretary Alok Sharma and presenting him with the fantastic work done by the pupils of Eastbrook Primary Academy, the climate change event at Ropetackle, my take on the ‘Henriques Report’ a

Weekly look ahead: 1st October

My weekly video where I talk about the increasingly unpleasant tone and ugliness of debate in the House of Commons and across the country - of course not helped by a Labour MP, Ian Lavery, saying he wanted me “kicked out like a dog in the night” at a recent Labour Party event in Shoreham.

Herald Column: October 3

So, I am at my desk in Westminster writing my column rather than at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester because Opposition MPs voted against a short recess after the Supreme Court ruling requiring Parliament to continue sitting.

Herald Column: September 26

Last Wednesday I joined 248 noisy young people at Worthing Assembly Hall to celebrate one of the Government’s best kept secrets – the National Citizen Service.

Weekly look ahead: 23rd September

My weekly look ahead video featuring Councillor Andy McGregor in Lancing. I discuss the Talent Within You presentation, the NCS - National Citizen Service graduation ceremony in Worthing, as well as Brexit updates and other constituency events.

Herald Column: September 19th

Apologies for the absence of my column last week. With all the drama of the last day before prorogation and a lively 2am finish in the Commons I completely forgot my deadlines.

Weekly look ahead: 16th September

From Shoreham - my weekly video. I’ve been out delivering my ‘What’s he up to’ newspaper across the constituency. I also talk about prorogation, the chances of a new Brexit deal, the National Citizen Service and other constituency events.

Weekly look ahead: 10th September

“When a Government cannot get its business through Parliament, when the Government cannot deliver on Brexit because the majority of the MPs in the House of Commons (contrary to what their constituents voted for in the referendum) are constantly frustrating the Brexit process, then in normal circu

Herald Column: September 5

People keep coming up to me saying something along the lines of ‘What exciting times we live in’ to which my response is routinely ‘yes and I for one am looking forward to the boring ones returning so we can get back to some degree of normality!’