No Horsing Around With Essex Fire and Rescue Plan

A life-sized plastic horse was lying on its side surrounded by fully-kitted fire officers when I arrived for the launch of the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst’s first Fire and Rescue Plan for Essex at the beginning of March.

Easter Rail Travel News

If you're planning to travel by train over the Easter holiday period, be sure you check your journey before leaving home. Network Rail have been in touch to alert us of the work they will be doing which could affect journeys from West Horndon and Shenfield.

Brexit Update

The Brexit saga is entering its next phase. Currently (18th March) the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March – although MPs have today voted to ask for an extension of that deadline in order to give Parliament time to pass the necessary Brexit legislation.

Action on Knife Crime

The deadly cycle of violence and family devastation caused by the use of knives in attacks and assaults has been brought closer to home in the last couple of weeks with the tragic death of 17 year old Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill, near Romford.

Brexit Votes Latest

Last week saw the latest chapter in Westminster’s central saga.

Closure of Brentwood Mind

Since Brentwood Mind announced in January it was going to close at end of March I have been contacted by a number of constituents concerned about future help with the the mental health needs of themselves or members of their families.

News from Network Rail on Shenfield to Southend line works

Network Rail has been in touch to let us know the £46m project work to replace the entire overhead wiring system and structures on the railway between Southend Victoria and Shenfield is expected to finish sooner than originally planned, in response to customer feedback. Full details below:

£4.5m awarded to south Essex for gigabit connectivity

Great news this week from the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA), which includes Brentwood Borough Council, for those of us still struggling to get faster broadband speeds - a successful bid to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport means £4.5 million being made av