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Good News for Ongar High Street

2nd April 2020

Update: 

As a result of the Coronavirus, Essex County Council has made the difficult decision to suspend current works in Ongar High Street.   This is necessary in order to protect staff, the public and to help restrict the spread of the virus.

1st Warley Scout HQ Rises From The Ashes

It's great to hear from 1st Warley Scout Group about the outstanding progress they have made in the last year to rebuild their headquarters in Eagle Way after it was destroyed by fire five years ago.

Flying Off The Shelves

Pictures of supermarket shelves in Brentwood emptied of toilet paper, pasta, tinned goods and hand sanitiser have been sent to me this week by constituents who are rightly baffled how the Government’s message of “wash your hands” has been interpreted by some as “stockpile now”.

Conserving Big Ben

It’s difficult to get a good picture of the historic vista of the Palace of Westminster from any angle at the moment, with the building covered in swathes of plastic sheeting on scaffold frames.

Putting Our Assets To Good Use

Every so often I’m contacted by constituents who are frustrated by overgrowing trees, weeds and plants from neighbouring gardens. All too often, it turns out the uncared for gardens belong to unoccupied houses which could, if allowed, provide excellent homes for people in housing need.

More Police To Tackle Crime in Brentwood and Ongar

The clear commitment made by the Prime Minister to put more police officers back on our streets was an important part of the last year’s General Election Campaign. Boris Johnson made it clear in his first speech on the steps of Downing Street that making our streets safer is a key priority and th

Unauthorised Development in Great Warley

The unauthorised development of a field off the A128 in Great Warley was brought to my attention during the General Election campaign by members of the local community.

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases - Coronavirus Update

There’s been a nasty strain of the common cold virus doing the rounds since the beginning of the General Election campaign last year which laid many people low over Christmas and well into the New Year.