Action on Oxted Quarry

I remain deeply concerned about the situation at Oxted Quarry, including Southern Gravel’s request for 200 movements of waste HGVs per day. I am fighting to ensure Chalkpit Lane does not become an HGV Highway and have: – Submitted my formal objections to SCC as part of their consultation on…

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Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s speech cleared the House of Commons this evening by 323 to 309 votes. Obviously, the high level of interest in the Queen’s speech this year is because we have a minority government with a small majority. The 10 DUP MPs agreed to support the measures as part of…

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NO TO HGV HIGHWAY IN OXTED

I met with Councillor Martin Fisher yesterday to discuss the Chalkpit Quarry in Oxted and our objections to plans that could create an HGV highway in the town. These plans are a ‘terrible idea’ and will have a seriously negative impact on the quality and way of life of the…

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Gibb report

Chris Gibb, the trouble shooter appointed by the Government to investigate the problems at Southern Rail, has today published his report. The findings are consistent with what we discussed when I met with him in December, and the report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tRChFw Key Findings include:  – RMT and ASLEF…

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Aslef overtime ban

ASLEF OVERTIME BAN ON SOUTHERN IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND WILL INFLICT MISERY ON COMMUTERS I’m exasperated with ASLEF, who have once again threatened an indefinite overtime ban on Southern. This will mean that, from Thursday 29th June, hundreds of trains a day will be cancelled or delayed, resulting in huge disruption…

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Honours list

Really impressive that 3 East Surrey residents have been given Honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Huge congratulations to: – Belinda Earl OBE, Oxted, for services to retail – James Dick MBE, Limpsfield, for services to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Gavin Lambert BEM, Horley, for services to…

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Grenfell Tower – Government response

Please find below actions the Government has taken in response to the horrific Grenfell fire tragedy: A commitment that victims who lost their homes be rehoused within a maximum of three weeks A £5 million Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund, made immediately available A guarantee to rehouse people as close as…

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Finsbury Park mosque attack

I condemn the utterly despicable attack outside Finsbury Park mosque last night, against people who were worshipping peacefully. It was evil and divisive. We must stand together for the values that unite us as a society.

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Chalkpit Quarry

Deeply concerned to hear that Southern Gravel are proposing a daily limit of 200 HGV movements of waste a day to Oxted Quarry, on Chalkpit Lane. This is on top of limitless movements of vehicles carrying chalk. These excessive movements would turn Chalkpit Lane into nothing short of an HGV…

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