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.

Getting Brexit Done - Phase 1 Complete

I am writing this on January 31st 2020  – by the time you read this the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will have left the European Union. This has been a long time coming.

Holocaust Memorial Day - Stand Together

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the liberation of the concentration and death camps, which makes this week’s events marking Holocaust Memorial Day even more poignant.

A Strong Start to the Roaring Twenties

We are in the opening days of a new decade – the Roaring Twenties, as some are already describing the years to come. There’s certainly a decent roar coming from the Government benches in the Commons now, which are somewhat fuller than they have been for some time.