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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 ...

Alan visits Wheels2Work scheme

On Friday 27th February Alan visited Melton Borough Council’s offices to learn about the Wheels2Work scheme. The scheme, which allows local job seekers the chance to rent a scooter to get them to interviews and jobs in hard to reach parts of the ...

Alan visits Normanton residents

On Friday 13th February Alan met members of the Normanton Community Group in the northern tip of the constituency to discuss plans to reduce speeding in the village. Members Karen Afonso and Alistair Raper explained the problem of speeding traffi...

Alan backs Bill to end wind farm subsidies

On Wednesday 21st January Alan backed a Bill in the House of Commons to end taxpayer subsidies of onshore wind turbines. The Bill, a Ten Minute Rule Motion introduced by Conservative MP Nigel Adams, was passed by 59 votes to 57. While it stands ...

Alan presents Bill to repeal Fixed-term Parliaments Act

On Monday 19th January Alan presented a Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. The Bill would scrap the current law, which fixes the length of a Parliament to five years and removes the ability of the Prime Minister to call an election. ...