BookTrust ‘Time to Read Campaign’

This month, BookTrust is reaching over 700,000 reception aged children with a fantastic book and fun activities to enjoy and share at home as part of the ‘Time to Read’ campaign. We all recognise the importance of reading for a young person’s development and mental wellbeing.

Meeting with Councillor Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby Borough Council

It was good to catch up with Councillor Tom Beattie, the Leader of Corby Borough Council recently to discuss a number of matters, but in particular the transition to unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and the new money made available to Corby through the ‘Towns Fund’.

Long Live the Local!

I am proud to support pubs which are so important in so many people’s lives, an important source of employment and hubs for our communities, whilst also being a much loved part of our national life.

Bird conservation meeting with BASC at Deene Park

I was pleased to meet with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation at Deene Park recently and it was great to install a bird box on the estate, which I hope will help play its part in conserving and promoting the British bird population.

Government funding for Youth Works Northamptonshire:

I was delighted to hear from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care that Youth Works Northamptonshire, based in Kettering, will receive a sum of £112,000 for the first year of a three-year award, for a project which is being delivered through the Department’s Health & Wellbeing F

ACS Local Shop Report 2019

I am a keen supporter of small businesses which play such a key role in our local economy. That’s why I was delighted to hear about The Association of Convenience Stores’ ‘Local Shop Report 2019’, which provides key insights into our local economy.

Face up to Prostate Cancer

Last week (2nd-8th September) was male Cancer Awareness Week and I am pleased to be supporting Orchid’s campaign; ‘FACE up to Prostate Cancer’.

Carnegie UK's 'Talk of the Town' project:

Carnegie UK has launched a new project called ‘Talk of the Town’. This aims to support storytelling in towns and offers individuals the opportunity to tell their own story.