June 4, 2020

This week I sat down with the Minister who's looking after the Future High Streets Fund, and I shared some draft proposals with him to have a look at before the Council submits plans.

Remember we have this fund of up to £25m for Mansfield Town Centre specifically, and then we ha...

June 3, 2020

An extract from a letter to parents from Notts County Council today confirming what I said at the weekend about delays to opening schools.

The actions of Union leaders who are supposed to be looking out for teachers are actually causing schools to lose control over their own pla...

June 3, 2020

I wanted to put together a video to show a little bit of what I've been up to during May, working around the restrictions to make sure we can still support constituents. 

June 2, 2020

A huge operation to shut down 10% of 'County Lines' drugs gangs has been successful, which is fantastic news, but the evidence suggests that lockdown is leading to further exploitation of vulnerable kids. Drug dealers dress them up as key workers to make deliveries. 

It's fantas...

June 2, 2020

Mark Spencer and I have written to East Midlands trains urging them to back the Robin Hood Line extension ahead of the submission of a detailed business case this summer. 

You can read the letter below: 

June 1, 2020

Brilliant to hear that Focus Point Community Support Network have received £7,000 Lottery Funding to help them continue all of the brilliant work they've been doing to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.

This will help to keep them going and ensure that th...

June 1, 2020

Today the guys at Redt'Blue have launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise the final £2500 they need to buy all of the rights to the historic video footage in the film, so that they can release it very soon!

This looks like a fantastic exploration of Mansfield and it's histor...

May 31, 2020

Hugely disappointing to find that the CofE Diocese have decided to delay the opening of a huge number of Primary Schools across the county next week. Please find my joint statement, alongside Brendan Clarke-Smith and Lee Anderson, below: 

"Today we have been informed that the No...

May 31, 2020

From tomorrow people who have been shielding, some for as long as 10 weeks, will be able to leave the house - taking full precautions of course and only for a limited time each day - as we seek to ease the burden of loneliness and isolation.

I totally understand people's fears a...

May 29, 2020

Tonight, the Chancellor announced that the Self Employment Support Scheme will be extended for three months, with a second and final grant worth 70 per cent of average trading profits, capped at £6,570 and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will now run until the end of Octob...

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