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

Weekly look ahead: 5th November

My final weekly video before the election - I discuss my meeting with GSK representatives in Worthing, an exciting update on Burrscroft, talking at a 1950s pension event and an upcoming meeting with the new Leader of West Sussex County Council on the cafe licensing charges.

Herald Column: October 31

By the time you read this we could be in a General Election campaign; we will not be in a General Election campaign; we could have passed the European Withdrawal Bill; we could have pulled the European Withdrawal Bill; Boris may be in a ditch somewhere.

Weekly look ahead: 30th October

My weekly video featuring my eco-tip, events in the constituency later this week and my reaction to the news of a general election.

Herald Column: October 24

As last week’s ‘Super Saturday’ vote on the new Brexit deal didn’t exactly go according to plan I think I will reserve judgement on the likely outcome of this week’s deliberations in Parliament until the final votes on Thursday when this column is actually published!

Weekly look ahead: 22nd October

My Brexit-heavy weekly video, featuring a comprehensive attempt at explaining what’s going on - as well as my eco-tip, a meeting with the new Chief Inspector for the Adur and Worthing division, a Home Affairs Select Committee update and more. 

Herald Column: October 17

So the men with shovels have been clearing up after another Queen’s Speech and all the pomp, ceremony and horse deposits it brings with it. Yet after waiting for the longest time in over 350 years for this one, like London buses there could be another one along in a minute.

Weekly look ahead: 15th October

This week I talk about an upcoming seminar with WASPI women, a meeting with the British Youth Council, my eco-tip (do send in any suggestions!) and a new Brexit deal.

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

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.