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Death of Her Majesty the Queen – Update

2022-09-09T20:48:51+01:00September 9th, 2022|Local Update|

Dear constituent

Forgive me for bombarding you with emails after the sad death of the Queen, but the Government has published two sets of guidance for the mourning period which may be of use to those of you involved in different organisations locally. I hope this is helpful.

This is the link to the general guidance document […]

Local Update

2022-09-04T16:49:27+01:00September 4th, 2022|Local Update, Uncategorised|

Dear constituent

I am writing with a reminder about the upcoming charity/volunteers fair and also with a request for any of you who have rental properties in the Epsom area.

Charity Volunteer Fair

First of all, for any of you looking for opportunities to volunteer with local charities, a reminder that […]

Local Update

2022-07-21T12:13:54+01:00July 21st, 2022|Local Update|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you with an update on some local issues.

South Western Railway

Firstly, on the perennial battles over the South Western Railway service, the company has announced that the current limited timetable will now continue on until 2023. This means that they are still not planning to increase the number of evening peak […]

Local Update

2022-06-21T09:06:28+01:00June 15th, 2022|Local Update, Uncategorised|

I am writing with a further update on a couple of local matters.

Firstly can I start by thanking everyone who was involved in organising all the Platinum Jubilee Events locally. We had a really wide range of things going on over the weekend, and I know it all […]

Local Update

2022-04-27T18:40:39+01:00April 27th, 2022|Local Update|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you with one of my regular updates about local issues.

Chalk Pit

Firstly the latest on the Chalk Pit in Epsom.

I am waiting for news as to whether the controversial retrospective planning application will be called in by the Government. This does not normally happen if a local authority has given permission […]

Local Update

2022-03-12T10:58:42+00:00March 12th, 2022|Local Update|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you with a further update on support for Ukraine and a number of local issues. If you are receiving one of these messages for the first time it is because you have contacted me recently. I have been sending them out regularly during the pandemic to provide what I hope […]

Southern Rail Update – February 2022

2022-02-14T10:35:56+00:00February 14th, 2022|Local Update, Uncategorised|

Dear Chris,

To follow up on previous emails about changes to the timetable in February, I wanted to confirm the plan.  We will be amending our timetables from Monday 28 February, following a period of significant staff absence due to Covid and a major blockade of engineering works on the Brighton mainline between 19-27 February.

While the […]

Local Update

2022-01-28T15:41:41+00:00January 28th, 2022|Local Update|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you with a further local update.

A few people have asked me why I do not use these bulletins to address national issues, and clearly there are some controversial ones at the moment. But I have always kept these updates as ways of informing you about local issues or ones that […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2021-12-15T15:33:06+00:00December 15th, 2021|Coronavirus (COVID19), Uncategorised|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you with a further update about the Covid pandemic.

I know that there are strong views on both sides of the argument about the new restrictions, but for the purposes of this message I thought it just helpful to explain what is now required.

There are three major changes in effect from […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2022-02-14T10:36:04+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Local Update, Uncategorised|

Dear constituent


I am writing to you with an update about the Covid pandemic and also about some other local issues.

You will be aware that the emergence of the new variant has led to the introduction of new rules and guidance this week.

Within our area, the principal change is that there is now a […]

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