Protecting the Environment and Our Rural Communities

I've been meeting farmers from Brentwood and Ongar. I am well aware of the challenges and opportunities Brexit poses for them, and it is an issue I know I'll be discussing with them many more times. Rural crime, from theft of heavy agricultural machinery to flytipping is far too common, and I will be getting local farmers, councillors and Essex Police together to discuss how best this can be tackled.

News

Action On Unauthorised Development in Warley

Unauthorised development on land at Five Acres Farm in Great Warley has caused significant local consternation this week, and I was able to hear the strong views of local residents at the meeting I attended last night at Brentwood Town Hall.

B17 Commemorative Service, West Horndon - 21st September

Villagers from West Horndon will gather tomorrow (Saturday 21st September) for its commemoration and thanksgiving service paying tribute to the American aircrewmen who died when two B17 bombers crashed over the village in 1943.

Government Pledges Flood Funding for Shonks Mill

Shonks Mill Flood Storage Area (River Roding Project) in Navestock is to benefit from new Government flood funding. The work to extend the flood storage area will reduce flooding to 550 homes and businesses in Woodford and surrounding areas from the River Roding.