Association of Convenience Stores reception

Yesterday I attended the Association of Convenience Stores reception in Parliament to show my support and sign the 'Local Shop' pledge, which recognises the importance of local shops in our towns and villages.

Welcoming the Environment Bill

Today further details of the Environment Bill were unveiled.

The Bill is the first in a generation that will legally underpin the restoration of nature and set binding targets for improving air and water quality.

Additional Funding for Worcestershire Schools

While MPs debate the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s ambitious domestic agenda for the year ahead, I want to update constituents on the very welcome news that schools throughout #Worcestershire will receive millions of pounds in additional funding from next April.

Statement on the Queen's Speech

Today the Queen opened a new session of Parliament and laid out the Government’s ambitious domestic legislative agenda for the year ahead.

Direct Sports Provision PE & Sport Conference

It was a pleasure to be asked by Marc Kings from Direct Sports Provision to open the PE & Sports Conference at Pershore this morning, promoting physical and mental wellbeing at schools and helping teachers with their professional development.

Visit to JMDA Design

Thank you to Cherril and Derrick Barker of JMDA Design for taking the time to show me around and talk about your business.

Statement on Additional Police Funding

I warmly welcome the announcement that West Mercia Police has been given additional financial investment by the Government to recruit an extra 93 police officers next year.

Evesham Mop Fair

Last weekend, I attended another great annual, fun, family event in the Vale of Evesham: the Evesham Mop.

I had a great time on the Ferris Wheel and sampling the great food vans - a burger at a fair is the definition of comfort eating.

Community Coffee Morning in Bishampton

It was good to catch up with the local West Mercia police team last week at the wonderful Dolphin Pub in Bishampton at a community coffee morning.

Bird Box Placing with BASC

While the weather was nice I recently visited Spetchley Park Gardens and, along Jak Abrahams from BASC, I placed a bird box within the grounds as part of BASC's nationwide bird conservation project.