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At the opening of the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford.
Friendly Bench

On Sunday 25th March I was delighted to officially open the The Friendly Bench in Granby Drive, Bottesford – a mini kerbside community garden that is designed to connect people to each other, to places and with nature. This community project was f...

Meeting with Parish Councils about St George's Project
Meeting with Parish Councils about St George's Project

On Friday 23rd March I met with Edith Weston and North Luffenham Parish Councils – a very useful meeting which gave me a good insight into the views of the surrounding areas. We discussed a wide range of issues, including the importance of sustain...

Alan Duncan MP
Proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery

I have recently spoken to some constituents who are concerned about the proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery, particularly from those who are elderly or particularly vulnerable and would struggle to travel to an alternative site. Uppingham...

The Great British Spring Clean

Many of you will have heard about ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ – a great initiative created by the group Keep Britain Tidy which works with organisations such as local councils and businesses up and down the country to bring people together to...

Oakham Town Centre
Alan welcomes halt to Oakham town centre project

I am very pleased that Rutland County Council has listened to the strength of local feeling expressed by a large number of people and that they will now spend 2018 looking again carefully at all options for improvements to Oakham Town Centre. It i...

Alan tackles increase in crime in Melton

Last Friday I spent time in Melton speaking to local residents and discussing the issues that are of concern to them. Understandably, tacking the recent spate of crime was high on many people’s agenda, and it was good to meet with Inspector Gavin ...

Crime in Melton

Over the past few months we have a seen a spate of crime across Melton, a worrying trend which I understand is of concern to local residents. It is something a good number of constituents have written to me about. Some have themselves been the vic...

Update on Melton bypass

I agree that we have waited long enough and I share the frustrations of those suffering from the endless congestion and delays. The Government has given £2.8 million to draw up the plans for the bypass, which means there can be detailed evidence g...

Bus interior
Alan criticises decision to reduce local bus service

Alan has criticised Centrebus’ decision to withdraw part of the Service 19 which runs between Nottingham and Peterborough via Oakham in a cost-cutting exercise.  Centrebus intend to remove the early and late journeys and all Saturday services f...

Alan delighted to be re-elected MP for Rutland and Melton

May I thank all those who supported me in the General Election and indeed even those who did not, for voting last week. I was very pleased to receive the support of 63% of those who voted and a majority of over 23,000. I am grateful to all the o...