I held my 2nd Traffic Summit on the 3rd of October at the Stratford ArtsHouse (formerly the Civic Hall).
At the meeting residents were presented with a number of options worked up by County officers and asked to vote on their priorities. These will be taken forward for further work.
Villages across the constituency are already being upgraded to super-fast broadband and government funding is helping ensure that 90% of premises will be super-fast by 2016.
I want to ensure that everywhere in Stratford-on-Avon gets great connectivity so will be holding a broadband summit to ensure no community gets left behind.
Crime down 10% nationally
Since the 2010 election crime has fallen nationally by 10%. Here in Warwickshire it's fallen by 11%.
Shakespeare and Stratford in Parliament
For Shakespeare's 450th birthday I arranged a special event in Parliament. Students from Stratford secondary schools preformed extracts from Shakespeare plays directed by the RSC and pupils from Bridgetown Primary helped explain the Birthplace Trust's collection. Read more
Welcoming the Prince of Wales to the RSC
I was delighted to welcome the Prince of Wales to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to learn about their work with schools.
I'm campaigning against rapacious developers who are exploiting loopholes in the NPPF to gain planning permission in locations that are unsuitable or for developments that are too large.
I've already had some success with changes to the guidance that helps council's interpret the NPPF, but there is still more to do.
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