Alan welcome Cold Overton broadband news

Alan has welcomed an annoncement that should lead to the extension of superfast broadband to Cold Overton, Leicestershire. Having been contacted by residents worried about their coverage, Alan supported their business case to BT. BT and Leiceste...

Alan secures Vodafone mast promise

Alan has today released a letter confirming Vodafone’s intention not to proceed with a proposed phone mast at Sapcote Drive in Melton Mowbray, after he strongly lobbied the company to abandon the plans. Following a meeting with Alan in Parliament...

Alan calls for Thorpe Satchville turbine rejection

On Friday 13th March Alan visited Thorpe Satchville to re-iterate his objection to two turbines in the village. The long-running appeals into the two controversial turbines were called in by the Secretary of State Eric Pickles, after Alan wrote u...

Alan visits Thurnby residents

On Friday 13th March Alan met residents in Thurnby, Leicestershire. Alan answered local people's questions about the state of politics both nationally and locally and discussed the issues facing them in their own part of the constituency.

Alan pushes for Vodafone mast answers

Alan has today outlined the response from Vodafone to his letter objecting to the controversial Sapcote Drive phone mast proposal. In their reply the company states that it is ‘currently reviewing all options in the area’ and notes that it retain...

Alan calls for new Melton Post Office provider

Alan has today a call for bids to take over the operation of the Melton Mowbray Post Office branch. The current operators, the Co-Op, have handed in their 12 month notice period having indicated that they wished to give up the branch. The Post Of...

Alan makes case for Fixed-term Parliaments Act repeal

On Friday 6th March, Alan's Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act received its Second Reading in the House of Commons. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act fixes the length that a Parliament can last to five years, wiith limited ways of calling...

Alan backs Vodafone mast objections

On Friday 27th February Alan visited the site of a potential Vodafone phone mast in Sapcote Drive, Melton Mowbray, to add his voice to local opposition to the plans. Meeting local residents and anti-mast campaigners Barry and Linda Summerland, Si...

Alan visits Melton Vale Post-16 Centre

On Friday 27th February Alan visited Melton Vale Post-16 Centre to tour the facilities and take part in a ‘Question and Answer’ session with students. Following a tour of the building with Head of Centre Kirstie Black, Alan had lunch with student...

Alan supports South Luffenham Village Hall plans

On Friday 27th February Alan met South Luffenham Parish Council to view their plans to sell its existing village hall and move to a new, purpose built facility. Sir Alan inspected the plans at the current hall and viewed the site of the proposed ...