It’s happened! Following my Bill which I recently presented to Parliament calling for a legal requirement to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, I am absolutely delighted that the Government has now decided to back this call. Net zero target will shortly be the law of the land.
The leadership contest is in full swing. With eleven candidates declared, and more to come, it’s starting to look like the Gold Cup start-line. I will be reviewing the various pitches carefully of course.
Last week the Local Democracy Reporting Service revealed that the Boots Corner road closure has raked in more than £1.3m in fines from motorists in just nine months. Nearly 48,000 tickets have been issued to drivers struggling to navigate Cheltenham.
Latest figures reveal that the number of people in work in the UK is at a record high. Wages are growing at their fastest pace in a decade – outstripping inflation and putting more money into people’s pockets.
This week I wanted to celebrate some fantastic news for Cheltenham General Hospital – the award of £10 million to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for equipment replacement and infrastructure improvements.