Making Britain Green

One of the most exciting areas of development in Government policy over the past six months has been our increasingly assertive attitude towards improving our environment.

Full of Energy

The energy company E.ON has been in touch to say it is looking for applications from local organisations for funds from its Energising Communities Fund.

Don't Waste the NHS - Keep Your Appointment

Since being elected seven months ago I’ve been visiting and writing to local GP surgeries to hear what’s happening in the lives of local health services.

Looking Forward to 2018

This week’s Gazette is the first edition of 2018 and with Christmas and the New Year celebrations now a distant headache away, we can look towards what the next twelve months may bring for Brentwood and Ongar.

Happy New Year

I always think that the start of the new year is about hope. We have made it through the longest, darkest nights of winter and now there are brighter, lighter times ahead.

A Good Read

Last week the country has had some exceptional news about the standards of literacy that our children are attaining. In short, our youngsters are getting better at reading. Much better.

Look Back in Ongar

Since I became an MP in the summer one of the issues that has come up on the doorstep with alarming regularity has been that of potholes. Indeed it is no secret that a number of our local roads have fallen into an unacceptable state of disrepair.

Autumn Budget 2017

Expectations were extremely high for the Autumn Budget - and the Chancellor’s room for manoeuvre was extremely limited.

Animal Sentience Confirmed by Government

Some constituents have been in touch to suggest the vote last week on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill signalled a weakening in the protection of animals. That is wrong, as Environment Secretary, the Rt. Hon.

Ongar Youth Councillors

I’ve been hugely impressed by the young people I have met in Brentwood and Ongar since I was elected earlier this year. Their enthusiasm for politics and getting involved is nothing short of inspiring.