£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

Advice from UK Power Networks as Storm Erik Blows In

UK Power Networks, who are responsible for getting electricity from the power stations to our homes, have provided some timely information about what to do if your power supply is affected by the incoming Storm Erik this weekend:

The Future of Our Libraries - Update

Further to my previous updates on my support for those concerned about the future of their local libraries in Shenfield, North Weald and Ingatestone following the launch of Essex County Council's LIbrary Services Consultation, I have written to Essex County Council Leader, Cllr David Finch, and t

Your Views on Brentwood's Local Plan

Brentwood Borough Council has published its Pre-Submission Local Development Plan this week for a six-week consultation until 5pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

People's Postcode Lottery Funding Pot

I know that there are many good causes in my constituency that would love a cash boost for a specific project, and the People's Postcode Lottery has been touch to ask me to let you know they are currently encouraging local charities and good causes to apply for over £3million of funding that has

Openreach Brings Digital Jobs to Brentwood and Ongar

Openreach have been in touch to say they are looking for new recruits to help strengthen its engineering team which builds and maintains its internet and broadband provision to more than 30 million homes and business

Latest Brexit Votes

Last Tuesday (29 January) Parliament held the latest in its series of Brexit votes. As you will have seen by now, the results confirmed a number of things that many of us have suspected for some time - and that I have noted in reply to those constituents who have contacted me about Brexit.

Tribute to Sir Reginald Eyre 1925-2019

It's been a busy week, and a sad one for my family. On Monday I was proud to be able to pay tribute, in the House of Commons, to Sir Reginald Eyre who, for 22 years was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hall Green. He was also my father in law.