Conference Youth Crime Debate

James Brokenshire has underlined the need for early intervention and for local agencies to work together more closely to break youth offending during this week’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.  The Home Office Minister also stressed the need to recognise the positive contribution made by young people and to ensure that they were involved in the formation of local crime prevention and community safety plans.

Cut in Rail Fare Rise

James Brokenshire has said news that national rail fare increases are to be curbed will be extremely welcome news for commuters.  The Prime Minister announced during the Conservative Party Conference that the Government will cap rail fares at RPI+1 per cent in 2013 and 2014.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Sidcup

James Brokenshire joined staff and customers at Barclays Bank in Sidcup today to have a coffee and a cake and help raise funds for cancer care.  The event was just one of dozens of coffee mornings across Bexley forming part of “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Backing Bexley Business

James Brokenshire has given his support to a campaign supporting local business. The Local MP’s Visit to Smile Please Studio in Blackfen on Friday formed part of an initiative by the Federation of Small Business to ‘Keep Trade Local’.

Local officer brings thousands to fight blood cancer

James Brokenshire has congratulated Sidcup residents Andy and Nicola Sellings for winning a special Anthony Nolan award. The Presentation took place at a ceremony at the House of Commons to recognise the work of the uniformed services in the battle against blood cancer.

Battle of Britain Concert

On Saturday 15 September. I attended the Rotary Club of Sidcup’s annual Battle of Britain  Charity Concert. The Greenwich Concert Band provided a great evening’s entertainment, including ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites.

Olympic Pride

James Brokenshire has praised the work of the Security Service, the police, military personnel, border officers and volunteers for the delivery of a successful security programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Kent Crime Commissioner Launch

James Brokenshire has given his backing to Craig Mackinlay to become the first elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Kent.  James joined Craig at the official launch of his campaign as Conservative candidate in Maidstone on Thursday (13 September).

Lark in the Park 2012

James Brokenshire has praised organisers for another successful ‘Lark in the Park’ event at Sidcup Place, Sidcup.  The free community event, now in its 16th year, came to a conclusion on Sunday after a fortnight of activities and entertainment for young and old over the last fortnight.