Breathe new life into our local High Streets and towns

The Conservatives will save the Great British High Street.

There is a great entrepreneurial spirit here in Essex – but some of our local High Streets are struggling, hit by online shopping. The Prime Minister has announced a three point plan to help reverse this decline by making it easier for shoppers to withdraw cash by scrapping business rates on free-to-use machines, by cutting the number of empty premises by making it simpler for businesses to set up shop, and substantially increasing the Future High Streets Fund to improve transport and access and convert empty retail units.

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The Last Bank in Town

Being the last bank in town is a concern and responsibility for High Street financial institutions, so I was pleased to meet with representatives from Barclays Bank last week to hear about their plans for local banking in Shenfield.

Realise Futures - Supported Employment Help

Realise Futures is a not-for-profit supported employment scheme which offers help for adults with learning or physical disabilities get into work in Essex.