Faster Journeys for Local Passengers

The Department for Transport has today (Wednesday 29 November) published the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the next South Eastern Franchise. The document set out a plan for high quality, frequent and reliable services, for a railway which is fit for the future and which ensures that South Eastern rail services contribute towards supporting economic growth and opportunity.
The document sets out how faster services will operate between London and Hastings, Rye, Bexhill and Battle. The ITT also explicitly encourages bidders for the next franchise to put forward ambitious and innovative proposals to deliver High Speed services between London St Pancras, Rye, Hastings and Bexhill.

Huw Opens the Doors on a New Bookshop for Battle

Battle MP, Huw Merriman, will be supporting a new business on the town’s high street which officially opens its doors this Saturday.

‘Rother Books’ has been set up by Ian Cawley who has had nearly 25 years bookselling experience in numerous roles at Waterstones and Ottakar’s.

Joining forces to promote East Sussex

Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, invited local key stakeholders to a meeting at the De La Warr Pavilion on Friday 24 November to see how they could work together to promote East Sussex as a great place to visit, work and live.

Huw joins Local Farmers Meeting

Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, met the local branch of the National Farmers Union and local farmers for an early morning meeting on rural issues at Tottingworth Farm Shop in Broad Oak last Friday.