Yesterday I was pleased to sign the Southampton Rough Sleeping and Begging Charter. This is a city wide commitment to address the very complex issue of homelessness in our city, by bringing the public sector, charity sector and businesses together to ensure that everyone is working towards the same ambition. The clear commitment of this [...]
To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September I attended a reception in Westminster, to celebrate the number of potential stem cell donors in my constituency on the Anthony Nolan register. This achievement was celebrated by Anthony Nolan as part of its Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign, which shines a spotlight on the vital work [...]
We have a huge debt to those who paid the ultimate price in building Spitfires. Without the work of those in the factories the Battle of Britain would not have been won.
I met with the new Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, to discuss how we can recruit more GPs in Southampton. There are many surgeries which can offer appointments relatively quickly and others which struggle. GPs are our first point of contact when we feel unwell and if we don’t get the system working [...]
This is an interesting take on the air quality debate. Southampton City Council has made it clear they want to introduce a congestion charge which includes cars in their Local Transport Plan (page 57). This approach is wrong and it’s time the council scrapped it and started working with everyone to find a workable solution [...]
It was great to meet the new publicans of The Obelisk, Robin and Natalia Wheeler and to see the improvements they have made since they arrived. They are keen for The Obelisk to be a community pub with a much improved welcoming family friendly garden. They have a brilliant new play area and I was [...]
Riverside Park was earlier this year awarded Green Flag Status. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK. In addition to this voting is now open in the Green Flag People's Choice Award which let's [...]