Visit to Forest Holidays’ Forest of Dean site

On Friday, I visited Forest Holidays’ Forest of Dean site. As a key part of our local tourism sector, it was great to see how the site had reopened their doors in a Covid-secure way.

Visiting Forest Mobile Meals

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of visiting Forest Mobile Meals, who run a brilliant food delivery service from Foxes Bridge Road in Cinderford.

A plan for jobs

Last week, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out his Plan for Jobs – the Government’s latest package of support worth £30 billion.

Visiting local retail businesses

Over recent weeks, I have been visiting recently reopened retail businesses across the Forest of Dean constituency. Last Friday, I was out and about on Newerne Street in Lydney with Cllr Alan Preest, Lydney’s Town, District and County Councillor.

Visiting shops in Coleford

Last Friday, I got the opportunity to drop in to several of Coleford’s superb shops, from the award winning Forest Deli and Tobin & Son DIY & hardware store to David Sheppard’s butchers and The Choice is Yours greengrocers.

Protecting UK farming

Last week I spoke to Liz Truss, the International Trade Secretary, in a meeting with South West Conservative MPs.

Meeting with Mayor of Coleford

A suitably social distanced meeting with Mayor of Coleford, Nick Penny, last Friday during my visit to retail businesses alongside Coleford’s Town, District and County Councillor, Carole Allaway Martin.

Coleford visit

After a busy morning in my constituency office, I met with Cllr Carole Allaway Martin in Coleford where we spent time talking to a number of the shop owners around town.


At Prime Minister’s Questions today, on behalf of parents across the Forest of Dean, I asked the Prime Minister to make sure that tomorrow’s statement by the Education Secretary makes provision for the many children in my constituency and across the country who get to school by bus.