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Education Funding Debate

My speech from Monday's education funding debate, where I talk about the long-term funding issues that schools in West Sussex have encountered. 

Small Charities Challenge Fund

I am pleased to let you know about DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities across East Worthing and Shoreham and beyond

Weekly look ahead: 4th March

Another busy week ahead - with debates, meetings and events ranging from sheep-worrying to education funding.

Maintained Nursery Schools Update

Great news for Boundstone and other maintained nurseries today - the Government will extend the supplementary funding paid to local authorities - by a sum of approximately £24 million - to enable them to fully-fund maintained nursery schools for the whole of the 2019/2020 academic year. 

Herald Column February 28th 2019

The problem of unauthorised traveller encampments has been a nuisance in Adur and Worthing over many years, as it has in many parts of the country.

Weekly look ahead: 25th February

From a glorious, sun-baked East Worthing, in this weekly look-ahead I discuss Brexit, Westminster debates including the Macpherson Report and funding for our West Sussex schools, local issues such as the Adur tidal walls flood defence scheme and more.

Unauthorised Traveller Encampments

I was greatly encouraged following my meeting with the Home Secretary that there is real awareness and eagerness to act on the long-standing concerns raised by the public around unauthorised encampments.

Weekly look ahead: 18th February

My weekly look-ahead, where I talk about the Westminster schedule, today’s Labour split, Brexit and local constituency matters.

UC Hotline Numbers

Many thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me regarding Universal Credit – apologies for the delay in getting this information up on my website.

I hope these numbers and links are of some use:

Claimant Escalation Routeway :