Last Saturday I was delighted to open the official launch of the new Herefordshire Centre for Community-Led Housing (HCCLH).
This is a very important project, led by James Murphy and Nancy Winfield, whose goal is to stimulate the building of more community land trusts, co-owned and community led housing in Herefordshire.Read more
The past few days have yielded two examples of the very best of Herefordshire, big and small, urban and rural, from two very different parts of my constituency.Read more
Alas, summer is drawing to a close. Truly, this has been a year of extraordinary weather, from the succession of freezes we endured this winter to the tropic sunshine of the recent summer months.Read more
Being an avid cyclist, I am delighted to celebrate Cycling UK’s 140th anniversary this month. Founded as the Bicycle Touring Club on August 5th 1878, it has grown into a national charity and campaigning organisation.Read more
Hello again! This column dropped out briefly from the pages of the Gazette, but it's a pleasure now to be able to bring it back.Read more
IN-GER-LAAAAND!!!! By the time you read this, gentle reader, we will know whether England have made it through to a final of the World Cup for the first time since 1966.Read more
July 5th marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service. It is a delight for me to be able to celebrate the NHS, and the astonishing work it does every day to cure us of disease, to heal injury and to keep us safe for the future.Read more
Last Friday was a day for me to visit businesses, big and small, local and national, up and down my constituency. In the morning I was able to join the great Steve Thorpe from Royal Mail on his morning postal delivery route in Hereford. Steve soon had me wheeling his trolley full of letters and parcels on his round down Widemarsh Street, through to High Town and Eign Gate.Read more
The first of April marked one hundred years since the creation of the Royal Air Force—the world’s oldest independent air force—from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman has expressed his delight at news of three new funding wins for Herefordshire.
These include £1.25 million for potholes, the news that Herefordshire projects have been successfully shortlisted for Forward Fund co-development as part of the Housing Infrastructure Fund, potentially worth £95 million, and a pathfinder Litter Innovation Grant.Read more