Local News

Chepstow bridge update

Yesterday, I met with Monmouth MP, David TC Davies, on Chepstow bridge to discuss the ongoing traffic problem on the A48. We are both clear on the extent of this problem and the effect it is having on both the town and commuters driving through Chepstow, especially in the morning rush hour.

Five Acres Site update

Very pleased to see that the Forest of Dean District Council have been approved to acquire the Five Acres site.

Location found for new community hospital

I welcome today’s announcement of the location for our new £11 million community hospital in the Forest of Dean, which will be built off Steam Mills Road in Cinderford.

Fibre broadband rollout

The rollout of Fibre broadband to the premises continues in the Forest of Dean and thanks to the partnership between Fastershire and Gigaclear - Ultrafast Fibre Broadband, I was pleased to see the latest cabinet being unveiled in Tibberton.

Walk for a Cause with Pudsey Bear

This Sunday, 6th October, the Newent and District Rotary Club are organising a ‘Walk for a Cause with Pudsey Bear’.

Meeting with Charlie’s

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with Charlie’s, a community group set-up to benefit the Health & Wellbeing of anyone affected by Cancer, at any stage.

Newent Onion Fayre 2019

I had a great time at the 24th Newent Onion Fayre and it was brilliant to talk to constituents, visit the stalls and take part in the opening parade. I have been a longstanding supporter of this outstanding event and have been attending the Newent Onion Fayre for the last 20 years.

NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials

It was a pleasure to attend the NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials this year. The Horse Trials run across the 360-hectare Hartpury campus with the dressage and show jumping taking place in the International Arena and the cross country phase running across Hartpury House Bank.

Newent and District Model Aircraft Club visit

Recently, I met with members of the Newent and District Model Aircraft Club. We met in a field near Upleadon where club members had constructed a mini runway. This was an interesting opportunity to talk to the members of this local club and also have a go at flying a model aircraft myself!