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HEART Academies Trust - Restructuring Proposals

I have had conversations this week with representatives from the Trust and Local Governing Body of Shortstown Primary School. The Trust will shortly be writing to parents to explain the decisions which have been taken and to offer opportunities for face to face meetings.

Biggleswade Station - One Step Closer to Redevelopment

Following a number of meetings held over the last year, led by Alistair Burt MP, and joined by a range of stakeholders, Biggleswade Station will shortly be nominated to the ‘Access for All’ scheme to help create step-free access solutions; as well as wider improvements to parking and public trans

Biggleswade Station - One Step Closer to Redevelopment

Following a number of meetings held over the last year, led by Alistair Burt MP, and joined by a range of stakeholders, Biggleswade Station will shortly be nominated to the ‘Access for All’ scheme to help create step-free access solutions; as well as wider improvements to parking and public trans

"Amazon" Tax (Online retail tax)

I appreciate the concerns I have received from constituents recently about online retailers paying tax and agree that it is vital they contribute fairly to funding our public services.

Exploratory fracking applications - UPDATE

Many of you will be aware that a debate took place on 12 September titled "Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission".  I was unable to attend the debate but, during her speech, the Energy Minister said:

Rail Reforms

The Government has today launched a major review into rail reforms, recognising the need for radical change. The Secretary of State for Transport has today set out his approach which you can read in the attached documents.

Youth unemployment rate falls to record low

Figures released today show that unemployment has remained at its lowest level in more than four decades, with youth unemployment falling to its lowest rate since records began.

Biggleswade Police Update - September 2018

A number of constituents have contacted me in relation to a recent spate of car crimes in the Kings Reach area of Biggleswade. I have raised your concerns with Bedfordshire Police and received an informative response from Assistant Sergeant Rachael Welch.

Consultation on cycling offences

I have received a number of emails recently about the Department for Transport’s consultation on proposed new cycling offences and, as a keen cyclist myself, I appreciate the concerns that have been raised.