Local News

Huw urges local young people to Make their Mark

Huw joined 100 Members of Parliament to back the Make Your Mark campaign outside Parliament.‘Make Your Mark’ is an annual ballot of young people living in the UK. The ballot will contain 10 policies voted for by Members of Youth Parliament including poverty, mental health, curriculum, climate change and votes at 16 and have reflected their election pledges in local elections across the UK. The campaign will see Members and Volunteer Campaigners across the country, inviting young people in schools and youth clubs to take this opportunity to have their say to Government and society.

Update on Heathfield Post Office

Yesterday I received frustrating and disappointing news from Post Office Ltd. They informed me that the temporary porta cabin Post Office for Heathfield will not now be able to operate for structural reasons.

Rail Summit at London Bridge: Update for South Eastern rail users

Today I attended a summit with the Rail Minister, Network Rail, South Eastern Rail, Transport Focus and fellow MPs from Sussex, Kent and South London to discuss the issues facing commuters and rail users travelling to and from London. London Bridge is in the midst of an enormous redevelopment to increase capacity and the MPs were given an opportunity to view this vast project.

Local parking enforcement

There is so much to be excited about with the direction of travel in the constituency. We have a new road due to open soon, high speed rail proposals advancing, our unemployment numbers reducing, wage rises putting us in the top ten of constituencies in the UK and a vast army of community volunteers and champions who I have spent my summer meeting and helping. Everything has a tick in the box, except one item which badly needs addressing: parking in our high streets. 

ESRA Presses Hard for more South Coast Diesel Trains

The popular Southern Railway south coast Brighton-Eastbourne-Hastings-Ashford fast service suffers from over-crowding due to lack of carriages. The East Sussex Rail Alliance (ESRA) is engaged with the train operator, Southern, and the rail industry to ensure that the route gets higher priority for improvements, reports Co Chairman, Ray Chapman.