Local News

Ranil and Alison celebrate birth of baby girl

It is with great pleasure that Ranil and his wife announce the birth of their second daughter, Violet, who was born on 13th January at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, weighing 8Ibs.

Promoting local beer

Ranil Jayawardena, M.P. for North East Hampshire, has recently nominated Little London Brewery to provide a guest beer for Strangers’ Bar in the Houses of Parliament. When on sale, it will be enjoyed by Parliamentarians as well as guests from across the country and overseas.

Pothole Action Fund

Ranil Jayawardena, M.P. has welcomed news that local road-users will benefit from a dedicated £2,123,000 pothole fund. This is part of a £1.2 billion fund for local roads that the Conservative Government is allocating to councils to repair and rebuild our transport links. 

Working with Hampshire Constabulary

Policing is a key issue in our area, so recently I met Hampshire Constabulary at Hart District Council offices in Fleet and went out 'on the beat' in Upton Grey.

"Tell Ranil" Public Meeting in Greywell

It was a pleasure to be at the geographic heart of North East Hampshire - in Greywell - to meet local residents and hear their views on issues ranging from the election of Donald Trump, to our NHS, at the end of last week.

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