Local News

The Tweseldown re-opening

It was a pleasure to attend the re-opening of The Tweseldown in Church Crookham last week.

The transformation that The Tweseldown has undergone has to be seen to be believed and marks a new era for the pub under the new publican, Michael Potter.

Post Office Visit

It's always amazing to see the volume of post and parcels that our local postmen and women sort and deliver each day in North East Hampshire - especially over the Christmas period.

Supporting Local Business

It was good to meet with local business, L3-ASA. A great British success story, which started in a garage during the 1980's as two British engineers beat teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and world universities in a systems solutions competition.

Greenfields Junior School Visit

It was great to visit Greenfields Junior School in Hartley Wintney recently to speak to the School Council about politics, democracy and the UK Parliament.

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans

You may have seen last week's publication of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health and Care System Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other health care organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including NHS North East Hampshire a

Funding to fix potholes

I welcome the government's announcement of £3 billion of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists across the UK and in North East Hampshire.

The Transport Secretary has outlined details of road improvements announced as part of the Autumn Statement, including:

Cancer Research UK

On Friday, I was privileged to meet Cancer Research UK funded scientists in Southampton to learn more about their life-saving work.

Inpsire Business Awards

Ahead of the upcoming Autumn Statement, it was really helpful - and uplifting - to meet local businesses of all sizes alongside Hart District Council at the Inspire Business Awards.

Hook in Bloom

Though it was a wet day, it was a delight to be in Hook for one of the regular planting sessions held by Hook In Bloom.