Celebrating 175 Years at Ingatestone Station

Brentwood and Ongar constituency has a high number of commuters travelling daily to and from work and school from our four stations – Ingatestone, Brentwood, Shenfield and West Horndon – not to forget those of us who travel from the West of the constituency using Epping or Theydon Bois.

Litter Letters

There have been many wise words spoken in recent weeks about climate change, not least from Year Six students from Larchwood Primary School in Pilgrims Hatch who have written to me with some of the most sensible proposals and ideas I have had in my postbag for some time.

Supporting Police Drivers

As the days lengthen and the evenings are lighter, I can predict, even in just two years of being a Member of Parliament, I will start getting calls and emails about people causing havoc in parts of the constituency by riding motorbikes, mopeds and quad bikes in the wrong places.

Essex County Council Park and Ride Bus Pass Consultation

If you use County Council run Park and Ride sites in Essex for work or leisure, Essex County Council is consulting on the use of the older person’s bus pass on these park and ride services in Essex.  The Council is also consulting on making a reduced charge for people using the disability based b

MP Supports Shenfield Library

On Saturday (27 April) I had the pleasure of standing with local campaigners at the Shenfield Library rally. There was a wonderful turn out from the community who all braved somewhat drizzly weather to make clear their support for the future of the library. 

Tackling Climate Change

A constant subject of concern in my MP’s postbag is Climate Change. People are becoming more and more aware of the environment, its fragility and our need to preserve it - and whilst we have made great strides, there is still far more we can do.

HMRC Issues Scams Warning

HMRC is warning people to be vigilant about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the UK tax authority.

Brentwood Rewards Those Who Serve

In the week in which we celebrate Easter, it is right that we reflect on those who have given their lives to the service of others. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the annual Brentwood Civic Dinner at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton.

Brexit Update, 15 April 2019

Last Wednesday (10 April), the Prime Minister agreed with the EU Council to extend Brexit negotiations until the end of October – with a break clause should Parliament approve a deal before then.