'Plant an Oak Tree' Competition:

Despite some of my general concerns about their approach, I was delighted to receive a tree as part of the recent demonstrations in London, to raise awareness of the importance of tackling climate change and the value of planting trees.

STOP PRESS: More police for Northamptonshire

STOP PRESS! The first recruitment cycle of the Prime Minister's pledge to fund 20,000 new police officers nationally is underway! That means, in the first year, Northamptonshire will get 57 new officers, which is a real boost on top of the local recruitment of 200 which is already underway.

Changes to Centrebus bus services

Following my recent meeting with Northamptonshire County Council regarding Centrebus services in and around Corby, where I stressed that appropriate solutions must be found for each route, I have been provided with an update that I wanted to share, which explains that:

Meeting with Corby Nightlight

It was really useful, as ever, to catch-up with the remarkable trustees of Corby Nightlight to discuss the work they are doing this winter and the importance of finding a base to work from over the next few months, and then beyond, to carry out their important work with local homeless people, as

Visit to Kings Cliffe Bakery

It was fantastic to visit Kings Cliffe Bakery on West Street in Kings Cliffe recently to see the refit work that has been done and to enjoy a bacon sandwich in the brilliant new cafe - I have to say it was spot on!

Tata Steel 'Kids of Steel' event

It was great to be back at the annual Tata Steel ‘Kids of Steel’ triathlon in Corby the other week and I really enjoyed handing out the medals to the school children taking part – they all put so much effort and enthusiasm into their individual triathlons and should be really proud of their achie

'An Evening of Song & Verse'

I was delighted to be invited to ‘An Evening of Song and Verse’ by the Singlehurst Weldon Charitable Trust, which was held at St Mary the Virgin in Weldon, recently.

Visit to The Company Shop in Corby

I really enjoyed visiting The Company Shop in Corby to find out more about their business model which ensures food is not wasted and is redirected away from landfill, and that local people working in our food and drink businesses and the emergency services, have access to it at great prices.