Celebrating Hartpury University

I was incredibly pleased with last week’s announcement that we now have a brand new University in the constituency. The Government have awarded Hartpury University the new title after the Privy Council’s decision to approve their application.

Putting Farming First

Last week, the Government’s new Agriculture Bill was introduced to Parliament, marking a decisive shift in how the UK supports its own farmers.

Our new College

Recently, I was pleased to have a look round the brand new Gloucestershire College Campus on the Northern Quarter in Cinderford, which has just started welcoming new students.

New Forest hospital

Last week, it was confirmed that the location of the Forest of Dean’s new £11 million community hospital will be in Cinderford.

Summer Fayres & Fetes

One of the enjoyable parts of being a local Member of Parliament is being able to attend the local fairs and fetes across the constituency that occur over the summer period.

Beaver Fever

Last week I was delighted to welcome the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to the Forest of Dean for the release of two Eurasian Beavers into their new home at Greathough Brook near Lydbrook.

Five Acres Site

Over the last few weeks, constituents have contacted me regarding the future of the Five Acres site at Berry Hill, once Gloucestershire College complete their move to Cinderford’s Northern Quarter.

NHS70 - Gloucestershire Awards

Last week I was proud to be able to welcome Tess Tremlett and Gary Deighton from the Community Engagement Team at the Forest of Dean District Council to Westminster for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards ceremony.

Banking Services at the Post Office

I recently chaired a meeting of South West Conservative MPs, at which we had some sub-postmasters talk to us about the new services being offered by local Post Offices.

70th Anniversary of the NHS

On 5th July we will be celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS. This anniversary is a time to reflect on the valuable service the NHS provides, but more than this, how its values unite us.

The Government is marking this occasion with a commitment to secure the future of NHS funding.