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MP champions the importance of PE and school sport

Huw Merriman, MP for Heathfield, visited Cross in Hand CE Primary School last Friday, on their annual Sports Day, to celebrate the importance of PE and school sport to young people’s wellbeing.

MP visit signals successful station refurbishment

The refurbishment of Battle railway station, considered to be one of the finest buildings of its type in the country, has been given the seal of approval by Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle.

Committee will see our problem parking

The last fortnight has been dominated by the contest to elect the next Prime Minister. What started as a wide open field of twelve will be whittled down to two. Members of the Conservative Party will then select the winner from the finalists. 

Road Safety at Schools

A number of our schools are on, or near, busy and dangerous roads. Many are struggling to recruit school crossing staff to help the pupils and parents cross safely to get to and from school.

Huw rolls up his sleeves for Cancer Research UK

Bexhill MP, Huw Merriman, recently visited the Bexhill Cancer Research Shop to find out more about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to support national charity.

Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.

Huw Welcomes Changes to Planning Appeals

Measures to help residents defend planning decisions have been welcomed by local Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman. The changes will allow residents to gain more access to the appeal process where a developer seeks to overturn a decision by District Councils to reject a development.

Transport Select Committee: Pavement Parking Inquiry

This week, the Transport Select Committee began their inquiry into pavement parking. The committee took evidence from a panel of witnesses representing road users, including motorists and pedestrians.

Huw calls for reform of planning appeal process

In questions to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Huw raised concerns brought to him by Burwash residents regarding the transparency of the planning appeal process, particularly in cases where developers seemingly have access to information that residents may not.