Alan's office mark Armed Forces Day

Alan marked Armed Forces Day by celebrating the contribution of reservists, including from a member of his own Westminster staff. Rutland-born Richard Farrow who works in Alan’s Westminster office has recently become a Reservist in the Royal Mari...

Alan welcomes Somerby turbine refusal

Alan has warmly welcomed the decision to refuse permission for a controversial wind turbine in Somerby. The application was originally approved in January, but after procedural concerns were raised the Council agreed to a Special Planning Committ...

Alan calls for #YouthforChange participants

On Saturday 19th July the UK Government and UNICEF will host #YouthforChange, an event developed by young people for young people. The event will cover a broad range of issues relating to girls' rights and empowerment, showcasing positive and asp...

Alan Opens Houghton on the Hill Clubhouse

On Saturday 7th June Alan officially opened Houghto non the Hill Tennis Club’s new clubhouse.   The Club finally reached its funding goal for the clubhouse in December 2013, as a result of its own fundraising efforts and additional support from ...

Alan visits Hallmark Consumer Services

On Friday 9th May Alan visited Hallmark Consumer Services in Melton Mowbray with local MEP Emma McClarkin. Hallmark, a sales and distribution company, has experienced strong growth in recent years and last year alone sold 320,000 BBC Countrywide ...

Alan comments on Upper Broughton turbine application

Alan has today written to the Chief Executives of both Rushcliffe and Melton Borough Councils calling on them to ensure Melton residents are not excluded from the debate over a proposed wind turbine at Upper Broughton. The proposed 67 metre turbi...

Alan welcomes Rutland CAMRA independence

Alan has welcomed the news that Rutland is to gain its own, independent entry in the Good Beer Guide. At the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) AGM on Sunday 27th April the conference of around 600 members voted to support the Rutland branch’s motion ...

Alan welcomes apprenticeship increase

Alan has welcomed figures showing that the total number of work places employing apprentices in Rutland & Melton has increased by more than a third since 2010. Figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show that in 2010/...

Alan marks World Malaria Day

Alan has marked World Malaria Day, on Friday 25th April, by highlighting the leading role that the UK has played to tackle the disease, with child death rates having halved since 2000. As Minister for International Development, Alan has witnessed...

Alan slams blimp refusal

Alan has strongly criticised the refusal of a potential wind farm applicant to consider flying a blimp. Last week Alan wrote to Wind Ventures Ltd to encourage them to act on the suggestions of local residents and float a blimp to the height of th...