Local News

Blessing a new vineyard

The hot weather goes on and on and what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than joining a group of Shoreham residents, Canon Ann Waizeneker and some musical accompaniment to bless a new vineyard at the foot of the Downs.

Shoreham pupils report on GTR chaos

I am always happy to take students from local schools on for work experience in my Westminster office to have a glimpse into the life of an MP and the inner workings of Parliament.

GTR interim timetable causing school chaos

As a direct consequence of the third emergency timetable, which came in on Sunday, schools in East Worthing have had to bring forward the closing of their day by an hour because there are no longer any trains for their pupils.

Talent Within You 

Talent Within You enables children between 10 and 16 years old to discover and nurture their talent.

• Talent Workshops from October - coaching to help kids discover and nurture their talent, opening up opportunities for internships and apprenticeships

Lancing Business Park

Lancing Business Park is a great local, success story: it is home to 230 businesses employing 3,200 local people. However it is almost full and our local businesses need room to expand into.

West Sussex Youth Democracy Awards 2018

On Thursday I was delighted to host the West Sussex Youth Democracy Awards for the sixth time where those schools who have most engaged with the recent youth cabinet and UK Youth Parliament elections are recognised and awarded a rather nice chunk of glass.

Update from Govia Thameslink and Network Rail

Please find below the latest update from GTR and Network Rail:

Interim timetable 15th July

Details of a new interim timetable to provide a more reliable service for Thameslink and Great Northern passengers have been published today.

NHS 70th Birthday

Throwback to #NHS70 early this summer. A wonderful occasion to celebrate the magnificent hard work and dedicated of NHS staff across the years, including those currently working in Worthing Hospital 

Declassify first class carriages at peak times

I was pleased to receive a letter from the Transport Minister, Jo Johnson explaining the actions the government are taking to sort out the fiasco caused by GTR and Network Rail's handling of the new timetable implementation.