Really valuable to meet with the relatives of residents of Abbeyfield Shandford care home in Budleigh Salterton this afternoon. I’ve gathered many questions from the community which I’ll put to Abbeyfield next week. Thank you to everyone who came along.
Brilliant to meet with the National Farmers' Union (NFU) South West to discuss the future of farming in East Devon and beyond. Devon’s farmers plays a key role in life in our county and I’m setting up a quarterly farmers forum to make sure I’m kept updated on the issues and opportunities.
I can’t back HS2 when the main and branch railway lines in Devon simply are not fit for purpose. Simon Jupp MP has been elected to the Transport Select Committee and plans to use the new platform to highlight the need for investment in the South West.
I am absolutely delighted to be elected to the influential Transport Select Committee. This is a real opportunity to shout louder for Devon and the South West to help secure fair funding for our region.
East Devon MP Simon Jupp has questioned the 'hugely regrettable' decision to close a Budleigh Salterton care home. He has written to care home bosses questioning them over the decision to close Abbeyfield Shandford, in Station Road.
Great to meet with West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and Mayor Palmer to discuss devolution in England. I support giving power back to the regions to ensure decisions are made by communities, not Whitehall.
We must protect Sidmouth from coastal flooding and I’m looking forward to finding out about the impact of the glass panel on the seafront. I recognise the need to keep our seafront beautiful and protected for future generations.