Further Education Funding

The EU referendum result was a vote for change, and it is for politicians to listen and act accordingly. Some of the research has shown that many Leave voters felt that globalisation had not delivered good opportunities for them and they wanted to see change.  

LRS- B Active celebration

Recently, I had the honour of hosting a reception in the House of Commons to celebrate the success of the B Active programmes delivered through a partnership between Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) and Active Community Network (ACN).

Visiting Parliament

Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming students from Hartpury College to Parliament. The group of 32 Year 12 students visited the House of Commons and House of Lords as part of their Uniformed Public Services course.

Two Rivers Housing

I recently had the opportunity to welcome the new Chair of Two Rivers Housing Yvonne Leishman to the Forest of Dean and also to meet the new Corporate Director of Operations, Peter Stoate, at their headquarters in Newent.

Keep Wild Boar Wild

Recently, BBC Countryfile included a special feature on African Swine Fever (ASF) and wild boar in the Forest of Dean, showing how important it is not to feed the boar.

£13m boost for Forest of Dean factory

I am very pleased to welcome the positive news that Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is investing £13 million to install a new, high-speed bottle filler at their factory in Coleford.

Funding the NHS

I am pleased to report that £420 million of Government funding is being used this winter to improve NHS services.