Supporting Horsham's Schools

Last week included three very different school “events”.  It was a very happy celebration in St John”s Church when the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton inducted two new local Headteachers:  Mrs Bono to St John’s Catholic School and Mr Field to St Robert Southwell School.  Probably the most critical

Supporting British Farmers

Saturday saw a good turnout for the “West Grinstead” Ploughing Match.  It dates back to 1871 when the countryside buzzed with innovations in farming and shows were designed not only for competition but education.  They  helped improve the quality of livestock and inspired a new generation with id

Rail Update

As you know West Sussex MPs are working closely together on the issue and  last week Henry Smith secured an "adjournment" debate specifically on Govia Thameslink Railway.  It was well attended by West Sussex MPs.  I intervened on the new Rail Minister, Paul Maynard, to remind him of David Cameron

Our Armed Forces

This Sunday in Carfax, organised by the Royal Air Force Association and Horsham District Council, serving and former members of the RAF will be remembered on “Battle of Britain Sunday”.  Veterans will be there but also the 1015 (Horsham) Squadron of the Air Cadet Corps.

Breakthrough in Tackling Disease

Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago this week.  His books seem be being studied at present in most Horsham primary schools and his stories remain enduringly loved by children.  As he wrote of his character Mathilda’s book reading “she travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in

Horsham's Exam Successes!

No matter how old we are I suspect we can all remember the grim foreboding before receiving notification of public exam results – the culmination point of years of hard work from students, teachers and in many cases, parents. This is no more true than it is of this year’s GCSE students.

National Citizenship Service

Last Friday I was at Millais School to meet a young people who are part of this summer’s National Citizens Service.  All the students were 15-17 and from West Sussex. 

The Olympics and Public Transport

For those of us who can remember the Olympics of the recent past it is wonderful to see not only great sporting achievement in Rio but so much of it coming from British athletes. 

A Busy Summer so Far

South America’s first Olympics were opened in style in Rio.  We wish Team GB the best possible success.  In particular I wish our two local Olympians, Gemma Tattersall (Eventing) and Fiona Bigwood (Dressage) the best of luck in what is the culmination of many years work.

Jeremy Quin Visits Sussex100

A really uplifting afternoon on Sunday when I visited “Sussex100” - the Centenary Camp of the Sussex Cub Scouts which was held in Ardingly.