I have just four schools left to visit of the forty-six in the Brentwood and Ongar constituency, having made it my mission when I was elected to visit every school in the patch to talk to headteachers, staff and pupils.
Shonks Mill Flood Storage Area (River Roding Project) in Navestock is to benefit from new Government flood funding. The work to extend the flood storage area will reduce flooding to 550 homes and businesses in Woodford and surrounding areas from the River Roding.
Being the last bank in town is a concern and responsibility for High Street financial institutions, so I was pleased to meet with representatives from Barclays Bank last week to hear about their plans for local banking in Shenfield.
The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Alex Burghart, Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar MP, is urging the local community to speak up for their favourite local food, shop, pub or business.
Brentwood and Ongar MP Alex Burghart has welcomed the Spending Round which ensures that all government departments have the funding they need to deliver on the public’s priorities – clearing the decks to allow them to focus on Brexit.