Horsham Matters

Last week in the Commons there was a closing debate on war memorials and I was pleased to be able to refer to the individual plaques being put up on the houses of those who died in the Great War from Crawley Down.

Helping people into work

On last week’s figures unemployment locally remains very low indeed. This reflects the national picture with the lowest unemployment since 1975.

On-Line Protection

Saturday last week and the “Rebel Makers Club” organised and run by Hack Horsham were having huge fun coding, creating programmes and operating robots in the HDC offices.

Refill, Renew, Refresh, Repair

Last week was Quaker Awareness week and I enjoyed visiting the Friends’ Meeting House in Worthing Road. The building dates from 1785 replacing an earlier structure built in 1693 after the law was changed to “tolerate” non-conformist worship.

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.