HMRC Issues Scams Warning

HMRC is warning people to be vigilant about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the UK tax authority.

Brentwood Rewards Those Who Serve

In the week in which we celebrate Easter, it is right that we reflect on those who have given their lives to the service of others. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the annual Brentwood Civic Dinner at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton.

Brexit Update, 15 April 2019

Last Wednesday (10 April), the Prime Minister agreed with the EU Council to extend Brexit negotiations until the end of October – with a break clause should Parliament approve a deal before then.

Winners and Losers

In a week when the votes in Parliament over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union have come up with no clear winners and extra time has now been called, it was a welcome relief to hear of the undeniable success of one of our local football teams.

Supporting our High Streets

I was very pleased to be asked by Brentwood Borough Council to write a letter of support for its application to the Future High Streets Fund, a £675 million pot of money to help local areas modernise their high streets and town centres.

Brexit update Wednesday 3 April 2019

Last night the Prime Minister offered to hold discussions with the leader of the Labour Party to see if there was a way to break the Brexit impasse.

Brexit Indicative Votes 27th March 2019

On Wednesday evening (27th March) the House of Commons held a series of so-called ‘indicative votes’ to see if there was a consensus for a way forward on Brexit different to the Prime Minister’s deal.

Making Brentwood and Ongar Dementia Friendly

Dementia is a terrible condition which causes all kinds of upset, distress and difficulties for families when a loved one is diagnosed and as the condition unfolds.

Ongar Jubilee FC U21s Are Champions!

Hearty congratulations to Ongar Jubilee FC U21s who are the Essex Olympian Football League U21 Division One Champions after a healthy 4-1 win over Leytonstone United FC U21s team at the weekend.