News

Funding the NHS

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

Forest of Dean Dog Rescue coffee morning

Further to my New Year’s Day post about my new dogs, Chase and Sophie, I wanted to highlight a bit more about the excellent job the Forest of Dean Dog Rescue does.

Supporting SARA

I am very pleased to share some positive news to start 2019. The team at Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) has received just under £11,000 of Government funding that is being awarded to dozens of charities working to keep inland waterways around the country safe.

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – DECEMBER

Every year I write to schools in the constituency and invite them to enter my annual Christmas Card competition and once again the standard of entries was extremely high!

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – OCTOBER

October kicked off with a visit to the Conservatives Party Conference in Birmingham where I spoke to Heart Gloucestershire about the great news that the Severn Bridge tolls were being axed ahead of schedule.

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – NOVEMBER

Every year Armistice Day provides a solemn reminder for us all of the deep debt of gratitude we owe both to those who have served and are serving in our armed forces. It is those same men and women who continue to ensure the safety and security of our nation on a daily basis.

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – JULY

Whilst technically the occasion itself happened in June (Saturday 30th to be precise) I posted numerous Facebook posts and helped generate plenty of press coverage in the first week of July, for an event I have supported throughout my 13 years as the Member of Parliament for the Forest of Dean –

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – AUGUST

At the start of the month I had the pleasure of overseeing proceedings in our neighbouring constituency of Stroud, as local Conservatives members there voted for the person they want to be their candidate for the General Election in 2022.

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – SEPTEMBER

The month started with a visit to another excellent Forest of Dean business as I joined the team at Vision Petlon Polymers on Church Road in Lydney. They form part of the Visionscape company and are involved in recycling plastics.

LOOKING BACK ON 2018 – MAY

The Royal Wedding took place in May as Prince Harry and Megan Markle got married at Windsor Castle – and there was Forest of Dean representation on the day…