Meeting with The Woodland Trust

This week I met Lucy Ryan and Richard Barnes from the Woodland Trust, where we discussed the interdependency of the vegetation and the Ancient Woodlands the importance of protecting Ancient Woodlands, until the future of HS2 is determined by the Oakervee Commission.

Visit to Southam Heritage Collection

Good to visit the Southam Heritage Collection – a charity dedicated to preserving and promoting the local history of Southam and the surrounding villages. It is the custodian of over 10,000 items including 6,000 objects, 3,500 photographic negatives and 450 glass plate negatives.


Date:           Friday 25th October

Time:           12:45pm – 2:00pm

Location:     The Swan Hotel and Pub, Banbury Street, Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0JS


All constituents are welcome, no appointment is necessary.

Kenilworth Chamber of Trade Business Expo

Kenilworth has a strong business community and today’s Kenilworth Chamber of Trade Business Expo was a great opportunity to showcase it.

Congratulations to the Chamber and all those responsible for organising the event.

Warwickshire Rural Crime Team

I recently met with Inspector Allison Wiggin at Warwickshire Police to discuss the launch of the first Warwickshire Rural Crime Team dedicated to reducing rural crime across the county.

Wear it Pink 2019

I recently attended Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink photocall in Parliament.

Update on Ancient Woodland

As you know, I have already made a number of representations about the preservation of ancient woodland in HS2’s path until the review into its future has concluded.

World Mental Health Day

This Thursday is World Mental Health Day.

This year’s theme is suicide and suicide prevention.

Every year around 800,000 people globally take their own life. Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 20-34 years in the UK.