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Southwick Horticultural Society autumn show

Some impressive exhibits at the Southwick Horticultural Society autumn show on Saturday which is also their 100th anniversary so honoured to hand out the trophies

Pledging my support to Local Pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham

I have pledged my support to the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham keep their doors open, joining more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 224 in East Worthing and Shoreham.

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Delighted to attend the launch of Worthing’s Mental Health Awareness Week yesterday, where I was joined by local cadets for special presentation on mental health and veterans #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Reaction to New Monks Farm decision

I am very disappointed that the Adur Planning Committee last night caved into the enormous pressure they had been under to approve the plans for New Monks Farm and particularly the inclusion of IKEA, which can only impact hugely on the heavily congested A27.

Schools funding update

We all know that schools in West Sussex receive less funding than other areas in the country, which has resulted in school budgets being strained and savings having to be found. 

Shoreham Fort - anti-aircraft gun

I paid a visit to Shoreham Fort yesterday to meet the archaeologists exploring what looks like a WW2 anti-aircraft gun emplacement just to the west of the Fort before some new road surfacing takes place.

£6m awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding

I was delighted to see that Coastal West Sussex Partnership were announced as one of the 16 been successful 'Fast Track' projects set to receive a share of £6million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.