We are protecting Rushcliffe's countryside. I am supporting the Government's Levelling Up Bill. It gives powers to communities to block unwanted development, makes developers contribute more to infrastructure and prioritise brownfield (used) land to protect our green spaces.
Domestic abuse is a scourge on our society. Together with campaigner Nicola Brindley, I have set up a network of J9 safe spaces across Rushcliffe where survivors of domestic abuse can access life-saving resources. I will grow this network so that every town and village has a J9 safe space.
Rural connectivity is vital for many people in Rushcliffe. That is why I've worked with local councillors, Neil Clarke and Matt Barney, to secure a new 'on-demand' bus service for villages in West Rushcliffe.
I know how important it is for everyone to feel safe in our community. The Government has already delivered on its promise to recruit an extra 20,000 new police officers, more than 400 of which will be based in Nottinghamshire.
We need the best start in life for our children, so I've campaigned for more funding for our schools. The Chancellor announced an extra £2 billion of funding for this year, delivering record levels of school funding. I'll work with our local councils to ensure Rushcliffe gets its fair share.
I know how important it is to be able to see a GP quickly. That's why I've been campaigning for a new health centre in East Leake. It's great news that a developer has now been appointed to lead the project. But let's keep working together to ensure this project is completed.