Local News

Meeting with Business Minister

Had a good meeting with Business Minister Margot James & GFirst LEP at Staverton Airport. Many issues were discussed, including small businesses in Gloucestershire.

Meeting with the Environment Agency

Held a useful meeting with the new Area Manager of the Environment Agency, Lisa Pinney in Tewkesbury. Discussed flood prevention, planning, fly tipping, farming and other issues

Remembrance Day- Tewkesbury

A huge turnout at the Remembrance Day parade in Tewkesbury. Well done to all the organisers, and to Canon Paul for such an excellent service in the Abbey. It was also good to see so many young people involved again.

Winchcombe School Presentation Evening

It was a privilege to make a speech and present the awards at Winchcombe School this evening to school leavers. The school has obviously done a great job with very bright and talented pupils.

Tewkesbury Nature Reserve

At the Tewkesbury Nature Reserve, looking at the excellent work the team has completed and hearing about their plans

Heritage Railway, Toddington

With Nicky Morgan MP at the Heritage Railway, Toddington earlier today. It's a really good project, with very willing and able volunteers.

Turning Point, Hucclecote

Seeing the amazing work carried out with some special people at Turning Point, Hucclecote. It was a privilege to be there

Cllr Jim Porter

I was very saddened by the passing of Cllr Jim Porter. He will be sadly missed in his ward, but particularly by his family. I send my deepest sympathies to his wife, Joy, and his wider family. We are all enriched by having known Jim and will miss him very much.

Good luck, England!

EURO 2016: Best of luck to England ahead of their match this afternoon!