Keeping our communities safe

Boris Johnson’s promise to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years is already being delivered.

Verderers Court visit

I was very pleased to have been invited to attend the Verderers Court recently. Verderers have been located within the Forest of Dean in some shape or form since the 13th Century and continue to play an important community role today.

Investing in our schools

In the election campaign, the Conservatives set out a powerful vision for education, one that will level up opportunities across the country.

Backing British Farmers

During the Election campaign, I met with local NFU members and set out how a majority Conservative Government will give certainty to farmers by guaranteeing the current annual budget to farmers in every year of the next Parliament, and initiating a 7-year transition period to move from the curren

Road Closure – Beachley Road, Sedbury

Gloucestershire Highways are planning on temporarily closing Beachley Road. The planned start and finish period will be between Friday 10th January to Tuesday 14th January (not including Saturday or Sunday) and will start at 19:00 hours and end at 07:00.

Brexit Bill in Parliament

This week, MPs have returned to Westminster, with the General Election result on 12 December still fresh in our minds.  

Looking back on 2019

2019 has been a busy year, both in national politics as well as locally in the Forest of Dean.

At the General Election, the Conservatives set out a positive vision for the UK after Brexit, which included strengthening our NHS, raising school funding and tackling crime.


Further to my post this morning, my office has been in touch with Severn Trent who have confirmed that this morning’s traffic was not related to their roadworks, with their infrastructure having been cleared away by Monday morning.

Getting Good Infrastructure

It’s more difficult to deliver fast broadband to rural areas like the Forest of Dean.  This not only affects the ability of residents to access data-rich services, but also affects the ability of businesses to keep pace in the competitive, global 21st century market.