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Bishop's Visit to Bexley

The strength of community spirit and the level of voluntary activity has been highlighted by the Bishop of Tonbridge during a weeklong visit to Old Bexley and Sidcup. Right Reverend Brian Castle gave his thoughts during a meeting with James Brokenshire MP which formed the final event of his local tour.

River Cray Consultation

James Brokenshire has met with the Environment Agency to discuss long-term plans to improve the natural habitat and ecology of the River Cray.  The Environment Agency is currently seeking feedback from community groups and the public on how the biodiversity of the River Cray can be enhanced.

Employment Tribunal reforms aimed to help boost jobs

James Brokenshire has welcomed new Government proposals to speed the resolution of employment disputes saying they will give firms greater confidence to take on staff.  The measures are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has just been introduced into the House of Commons.

Employment Tribunal reforms aimed to help boost jobs

James Brokenshire has welcomed new Government proposals to speed the resolution of employment disputes saying they will give firms greater confidence to take on staff.  The measures are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has just been introduced into the House of Commons.

Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister

James Brokenshire has met Abdurrahim Al-Keib, the Prime Minister of Libya to discuss the case of WPC Yvonne Fletcher who was murdered in 1984. The Minister for Crime and Security was joined by officers from the Metropolitan Police for the meeting at Lancaster House.

Marriage Reform Proposals Discussion

James Brokenshire will join church leaders and parishioners from Bexley Village on Thursday evening to talk through current Government proposals to allow same sex marriage.  The Old Bexley & Sidcup MP had been invited to discuss the plans which are currently subject to public consultation and listen to the views of local church members.

Waitrose executives pressed to put Sidcup store plans back on track

James Brokenshire has urged Waitrose to think again over its decision to pull out of opening a new store on Sidcup High Street. The local MP joined Bexley Council Leader, Cllr Teresa O'Neill and her Cabinet colleague Cllr Linda Bailey to lobby Waitrose executives during a meeting at the foodstore's central London offices in Victoria.

Olympic Sailing Visit

Minister for Crime and Security James Brokenshire has visited Weymouth and Portland to see how security plans are developing ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing events during this summer’s Games and is the largest venue outside of London.

Olympic Sailing Visit

Minister for Crime and Security James Brokenshire has visited Weymouth and Portland to see how security plans are developing ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing events during this summer’s Games and is the largest venue outside of London.