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COVID-19 Update

As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, I would strongly urge all constituents to follow Government guidance and pay attention to the Prime Minister’s daily press conferences.

Progress with Caution

Four months after the formal start of the lockdown designed to stop the exponential growth of the spread of COVID-19 and to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by people needing intensive respiratory care, the country is making progress - progress with caution, but progress nonetheless. 

Progress with Caution

Four months after the formal start of the lockdown designed to stop the exponential growth of the spread of COVID-19 and to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by people needing intensive respiratory care, the country is making progress - progress with caution, but progress nonetheless. 

Shaping Up for Summer

Each week I am able to report in this column further steps in the Government’s roadmap to gradually reopen businesses and community facilities which had to close during the long, hot, weeks of total lockdown.

Go Out And Spend

Each week I am able to report in this column further steps in the Government’s roadmap to gradually reopen businesses and community facilities which had to close during the long, hot, weeks of total lockdown.

Face Coverings in Shops

Wearing a face covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, as we continue to control the virus and save lives. 

Brentwood Community Hospital - Open for Business

After a flurry of unsubstantiated social media rumours and claims about Brentwood Community Hospital’s future on Friday I had an online meeting with representatives of the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP) and health trust NELFT to get the true picture.

Prepare for Our High Streets' Independence Day this 4th July

I have no doubt the High Streets and town centres of Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield, North Weald, Ingatestone, West Horndon and Abridge will be busier this weekend as the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions allows restaurants, pubs, libraries and churches to reopen – albeit under strict COVID se

Brickbats and Bouquets

It’s a sad fact of life that where there is misfortune and vulnerability, there are despicable people willing to exploit it for financial gain. The pandemic lockdown restrictions may have kept most people from living their lives as normal, but for scammers it has been business as usual.