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: September 3rd

“Parliament goes back today, and then there’s going to be one almighty row about how we go forward on Brexit” - my weekly video discussing Brexit, the welcome news about school funding, constituency events and my eco-tip.

Herald Column: August 29

One of the projects I have been working on over the summer has been a new mental health support website intended to help constituents navigate what can often be something of a minefield when confronted with mental illness amongst a family member or close friend.

Weekly look ahead: 28th August

My weekly look ahead video - filmed before the developments today. I will film a separate, Brexit focused update later in the week.

Herald Column: August 22

If you think that the WI is just all ‘jam and Jerusalem’ then think again. I spent a very jolly but very informative lunch and afternoon with Lancing branch of the WI to celebrate their centenary at Lancing Parish Hall last week.

Herald Column: August 15

Worthing’s Breathe Easy Group certainly know how to hold a party. There was more cake than you could shake a stick at for their 20th birthday party at Field Place last Friday.

Weekly look ahead: 13th August

My weekly video from a windy Worthing beach, talking about the incident over the weekend, my meeting with GSK management, the Shoreham Horticultural Show and other events coming up this week.

Herald Column: August 8

‘I have just been on a trip to Israel and all I came back with was three bent spoons’ is not a regular T shirt slogan, but it happened to me last week.

Weekly look ahead: 7th August

Back in Westminster for my weekly video - featuring a meeting with GSK management, my Israel trip, the Shoreham Horticultural Society 'Summer Show' and our East Worthing and Shoreham 'Cutest Pet Competition'!

Weekly look ahead: 1st August

My weekly video from Israel, featuring wormeries, the Croquet World Championships and a meeting with Uri Geller.

Herald Column: August 1

After another hectic week which saw new Prime Minister Boris Johnson change most of the Cabinet and get off to a barnstorming start with an energising 2-hour debut at the Despatch Box, an exhausted Parliament starts the summer recess this week.