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Herald Column February 7th 2019

Over the last 10 years or so Shoreham has gradually been transformed and is now at risk of becoming a victim of its own success as more people look to move into this once quiet and largely bypassed town.

Weekly look ahead: 4th February

My weekly look ahead from a wet and gloomy Shoreham. Refreshingly Brexit-light this week – but equally important subjects to be addressed including the Pond Road redevelopment, nursery petitions, rough sleeping and more.

Herald Column January 31st 2019

Thank you to the many residents who have been responding to my ‘week ahead’ podcasts which I have been publishing on my Facebook page at the beginning of each week since the New Year.

Action for Children drop-in session

Attended a fantastic drop in about ‘The Blues Programme’ run by Action for Children. ‘The Blues Programme’ is an evidence-based course run in schools around the UK which actively engages students, primarily in Secondary Schools, suffering, or at risk of developing, a mental health condition.

Universal Credit - January Update

From outside the Crown House Benefits Office and Jobcentre in Worthing, an update on the much-discussed Universal Credit and how it’s working for our residents.

Help for Heroes donation

Following on from the incredibly entertaining Sussex Bangladeshi Caterers Association ‘Chef of the Year’ Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner last November, I am delighted to confirm that the donation raised that evening has been received by Help for Heroes.

Weekly look ahead: January 28th

From a very moving and windy Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, I set out what this week ahead looks like - Brexit events, developments with the Home Affairs Select Committee and important constituency work.

Commercial Whaling

I have welcomed the news that following my letter, the Prime Minister spoke to the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe about Japan's decision to resume commercial whaling.

Herald Column January 24th 2019

Not that you would believe it from the media but there was life beyond Brexit and No Confidence motions at Westminster last week.