Rough Sleepers

Last week on my Saturday rounds I was talking to some of the stall holders on Brentwood High Street, asking them about business and the state of the world.

MP Visits Brentwood Foodbank

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Brentwood Foodbank based at Doddinghurst Community Church. It was instantly apparent that Minister Jem Trehern and his brilliant team are doing amazing work.

Hats off To Paramedics

One of the great joys of my job is being able to spend time with those who make major contributions to our local community. The other week I had the privilege of spending time with two excellent paramedics and their ambulance.

What About The Vegetables?

The recent lengthy spell of hot weather has taken its toll on much of our greenery, and there are many brown lawns and wilting plants visible as a I travel around the Brentwood and Ongar area.

Ending the Public Sector Pay Cap

There’s been excellent news this week for the many hundreds of people in Brentwood and Ongar who work in the public sector.

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

As we approach August, temperatures have been running high in Westminster as in England – and look set to stay high for some time to come.

UK Power Networks on Standby for Storms

UK Power Networks, who look after the overhead lines and underground cables bringing electricity to our homes, have been in touch about the forecast of heavy rain and lightning over the next few days.

Celebrating Ten Years of Epping Forest Youth Council

Giving young people a voice, and introducing them to the importance of democracy has been celebrated in style by the Epping Forest Youth Council which is marking its ten year anniversary this year.

RAF 100 Flypast

As the Gazette goes to press this week we are celebrating the glorious 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Last Tuesday, Westminster came to a standstill as the RAF conducted a remarkable flypast of planes from its long history.

Standing Ovation for Fitness in Mind

A huge number of us suffer from poor mental health at some point in our lives. Traditionally people have had to shoulder the problem alone - facing embarrassment and stigma, on top of the difficulty.