Sam's Snapshot

25 NOV 2014

Supporting National Tree Planting Week at Lingfield Nature Reserve

On Sunday I was at Lingfield Nature Reserve to join with volunteers planting new trees as part of National Tree Planting Week. Preserving our natural heritage is one of the most important legacies we will leave for the next generation. It is a real...

24 NOV 2014

St Catherine's Hospice Santa Fun Run

I was delighted to be in Caterham on Sunday to kick off this year's Santa Fun Run. This is a fantastic annual event which is not only a lot of fun for everyone involved, but an important fundraiser for an excellent local charity. St Catherine's...

21 NOV 2014

Pupils must be free to speak out on mental health issues, without fear: my speech on our schools-based strategy to improve children's mental health services

Click here to read my comments at the Children and Young People Now awards, in which I discuss my vision for the future of children and adolescent mental health services...

19 NOV 2014

Protecting the green belt in Bletchingley

Residents in Bletchingley are rightly very concerned by an application to convert land on Warwick Wold Road for use as a traveller site. This is green belt land that sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The...

13 NOV 2014

Aircraft Noise: Gatwick needs to think again on P-RNAV

Residents have now experienced months of misery due to increased aviation noise, as a result of the introduction of the Precision Area Navigation System (P-RNAV) for aircraft at Gatwick. Enough is enough; Gatwick must think again over the impact this...

13 NOV 2014

Childcare: our moral mission

Yesterday I spoke at the Nursery World Business Summit, to talk about the role of innovation within the sector and our moral mission to give the next generation the best possible start in life. You can read the speech here:

10 NOV 2014

Horley town centre needs free parking

Free parking is a simple idea that could make a big difference to businesses in Horley. When people don't have to worry about watching the clock to move their cars, they take longer and visit more shops than they otherwise would, helping local firms...

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