News

Meeting with Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah

Met with Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah for a very important and pertinent discussion on the conditions for both staff and inmates at HMP Wymott and HMP Garth. I am watching the situation carefully and will continue to engage with the minister regarding this issue.

Meeting with Chief Inspector Adamson

I met with Chief Inspector Adamson to thank him and his brave colleagues at the Lancashire Constabulary for the tireless work they do to keep us safe in South Ribble.

Meeting the team at NCompass

I was delighted to meet with the team at NCompass who do wonderful work in their support of carers, young people and the provision of advocacy services. The extraordinary difference they make to disadvantaged people’s life ought to be celebrated.

Great Health Mela in Leyland

I attended the Great Health Mela in Leyland: it was brilliant to see all the innovative work that is being done in the growing field of healthcare and wellbeing, including Galloway’s wonderful work highlighting the impact of shared spaces on the blind and partially sighted.

Meeting with Tesco bosses in Penwortham

I met with representatives from Tesco to discuss both the residents’ concerns about access issues and the opportunities for the local community at the new branch in Penwortham, where building has just started.

New route between Croston, Mawdesley and Chorley

I am delighted that after nearly two years of fighting for it, Lancashire County Council are reinstating the direct bus route between Croston, Mawdesley and Chorley. I hope this will provide help and convenience for many constituents.

Western Drive flooding update

I met with councillors and local residents for a highly productive meeting to give an update on the Western Drive flooding – a lot of progress was made! Thank you to all involved for your tireless work. I will continue to engage with the Environment Agency regarding this issue.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning in Longton

Raised a wonderful £165 for cancer support with a Macmillan Coffee Morning – it’s so easy to get started and help fund this vital cause with your own coffee morning!

Visit to Westshore Chillies

Brilliant visit to Westshore Chillies, one of the UK’s top chilli producers and a proud part of South Ribble’s vibrant agricultural sector. I learned about the work they do and the challenges they are facing from supermarkets.