Going with the flow

Last week I visited the Horsham Southern Water plant which helps provide the clean, safe water and waste disposal we all take for granted. It has recently received £1m of additional investment with £4m more scheduled over the next three years.

A busy week in Horsham...

With party conferences ongoing Parliament is “in recess”. Many MPs are still working in Westminster though - and it was a pleasure to show Horsham Probus and the WI around this week. Recess also provides an opportunity to touch base with many organisations around the constituency.


Looking to the future

Horsham’s annual ‘big nibble’ kick-off to the Food and Drink festival goes from strength to strength.

Local Solutions in a Turbulent World

Despite the misconception that "nothing happens in August", it saw the start of both world wars and has witnessed great events.

Employment Rates hit historic highs

This month we lost two hugely familiar faces from our screens: Bruce Forsyth and Robert Hardy. Both were abidingly popular throughout their long careers.

Warnham Nature Reserve and Horsham Lions Club

The Warnham Nature Reserve was created as a space for Horsham residents to enjoy in 1988 and receives thousands of visitors every year. The 92 acre site is home to 400 species of plants, around 100 bird species and more than 21 species of dragonfly.

South Downs RDA celebrates 40 years

Our local branch of Riding for the Disabled (the "South Downs") is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It was a pleasure to visit them earlier in the summer at their base, Bridge House Equestrian centre near Slinfold.

A busy Summer for Government

I hope readers will shortly be on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. Parliament is in “recess” and although many of us are still regularly in Westminster or working in our constituencies the daily pattern of the Commons is suspended. Government meanwhile never stops!



Generation Z

A few weeks back I saw Collyers’ students demonstrate a “Robot” they were about to take to the US to join the FIRST Global Challenge, an international “Robotics Olympiad” with students from over 160 countries participating. The “mission” is to inspire science and technology leadership.