Migrant Crossings

I’ve had a lot of people write to me and ask for my opinion on the recent migrant crossings. It is by nature an incredibly complex situation and not one that can be easily answered in a sentence or a paragraph, so I’ve written the following to try and address the issue.

Capital Funding for Hospital upgrades

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to receive £3,700,000 to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of winter.

Part of £1.5 billion announced by the Prime Minister to upgrade hospitals, accelerate hospital building and expand A&E facilities.

The High Sheriff of West Sussex Special Recognition Volunteer Award

The Special Recognition Volunteer Award has been launched by Dr Tim Fooks, High Sheriff, to celebrate and acknowledge publicly those who have, in a voluntary capacity, shown exceptional acts of kindness and thoughtfulness during the pandemic lock-down and beyond.

Recess Diary

Reporting on some of what I’ve been up to during Parliamentary Recess this week - the BA demo in Shoreham, handing out certificates in Lancing, visiting the East Worthing Wastewater Treatment Works and ‘Eating Out to Help Out’ at the fantastic Fish Factory in Worthing.

Increased funding to upgrade Broadband

Residents and businesses in rural West Sussex with broadband speeds of less than 100 Mbps currently available to them may now be eligible for more funding as West Sussex councils have agreed to “top up” the UK Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

Herald Column: August 06

This week started with a series of Eat out, hand out, speak out and hold your nose events.

Royal Family to lead tributes marking VJ Day 75

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, will lead a national Two Minute Silence
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will feature in poignant montage of veterans shared on social media and on large screens

BA Betrayal

A pleasure to speak at the BaBetrayal demo in Shoreham to add my support and sign the pledge.

Herald Column: July 30

With foreign holidays looking more and more risky as we see COVID flare-ups in popular holiday destinations Worthing and Adur are open for staycations.