Local News

Heathfield High Street Closure

I am dismayed that East Sussex County Council have seen fit to schedule the closure of the High Street to traffic over the entire month of November. I have made representations to the Director of Highways, the Portfolio-holder and the Leader of the County Council.

MP Speaks up for East Sussex Farmers

Local MP, Huw Merriman, has called for the Government to put food production at the heart of its new farming and agricultural framework. 

MP On Local School Tour

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has paid tribute to local teachers, staff and pupils as he spends the party conference week visiting schools across his constituency.

Sidley Community Group formed to reclaim former sports ground

Local community representatives and elected politicians from Sidley joined together this week to form a community organisation with the purpose of purchasing the site of the former Sidley Sports and Social Ground and returning it back to the sporting community. 

MP Drops Down to Operation Earth

Local MP, Huw Merriman, joined with scientists and the stars of the future at Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre for the nationwide ‘Operation Earth’ initiative. 

Agriculture Bill - Discussing with local farmers

The Agriculture Bill will be debated on 10 October in Parliament. This is new legislation will cover the future of farming after we leave the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy.

Bayeux Tapestry Bid

Representatives from English Heritage, Battle Abbey School and Battle Town Council joined Huw Merriman MP and visitor attraction and design industry experts this week to discuss the next stages in the bid for Battle to become the temporary UK home for the Bayeux Tapestry.