Snow Chaos

I am all too aware of the problems which have occurred today as a consequence of the severe winter weather.  The A2 and A20 were closed for parts of the day and local roads were grid-locked by the diverted traffic and vehicles getting stuck in the snow.  Bexley Village ground to a complete standstill for parts of the day.

'Darkest Day' for Queen Mary's

James Brokenshire has warned that other hospitals may not be able to cope with increased demand from patients following the 'temporary' closure of the A & E Department at Queen Mary's Hospital.

Antisocial Behaviour Review

James Brokenshire has said that measures to deal with antisocial behaviour needed to reform to make them more effective. Speaking on the BBC Politics Show, the Minister for Crime Prevention said that sanctions and orders to deal with problems in communities should be made simpler and easier for the police and other law enforcement agencies.


James Brokenshire will mark Remembrance Sunday by laying a wreath at the war memorial on the Green in Sidcup as well as attending the special Remembrance Service at St John's Church, Sidcup and the Festival of Remembrance at St Michael's Church, East Wickham.

'Last Chance' Health Talks

A delegation of local MPs have underlined their serious concerns about the future of hospital services in South East London during a meeting with Health Secretary Andrew Lansley at the Department of Health in Whitehall.

Hospital Petition Goes to Number 10

James Brokenshire has joined fellow MP David Evennett and the editor of the News Shopper Richard Firth in taking the Queen Mary's Hospital campaign to Downing Street. The group handed in a 2,500 name petition in support of the latest part of the campaign to save services at the Sidcup hospital.

Macmillan Cancer Care's Sidcup Roots

Douglas Macmillan's link to Sidcup has been commemorated by Bexley Civic Society with the unveiling of a new plaque at the house where he lived in Knoll Road.  The founder of Macmillan Cancer Care lived in Sidcup for over 40 years during which time the foundations of the charity were developed.

Missing Persons

James Brokenshire has highlighted Government action to respond to runaways and missing children and adults during a Parliamentary debate. The Minister for Crime Prevention emphasized the importance he placed on improving current measures highlighting a number of steps which have already been implemented by the Coalition Government.

ID Fraud Awareness

James Brokenshire has given his backing to efforts to raise awareness of how to reduce the risk of having your personal details mis-used.  Speaking at a special event in Bexley to mark National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, James said that the greater use of technology had increased the challenges and the means by which fraudsters could harvest and exchange stolen data.