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.

School funding update

I have consistently pushed for a higher level of core funding for our local schools.

Southern update

Yesterday I met Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary prior to a Parliamentary debate on Southern Rail.

Supporting Our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is our opportunity to show support for all the men and women who make up our armed forces community:  regular service personnel, their families, reservists and cadets.  The Day was marked in Horsham on Sunday with historic military vehicles, bands and displays.  A large cadet pre

Working Together

I write as the Queen’s Speech is due to be delivered to Parliament.  No one should underestimate the challenges faced by the current Parliament, whether determining our future relationship with the EU or urgent domestic concerns.  We need collectively to continue to act to counter the curse of te

The Grenfell Tower Disaster

The Grenfell Tower fire has shocked and appalled us all.  Words cannot convey the horror I felt on seeing television footage of the catastrophe nor the emotion that comes from hearing those who have lost family and friends.