Elmstead Unit Campaign

James Brokenshire has given his support to a campaign to secure the future of a specialist neurological unit at Queen Mary's Sidcup. The continuing viability of the Elmstead Rehabilitation Unit has been called into question with the forthcoming retirement of the lead consultant and the loss of funding support from the NHS in Bromley and Greenwich.

Coffee with the Cops

James Brokenshire joined senior police officers from Bexley Police to listen to the concerns of residents as part of 'Coffee with the Cops' in Sidcup. The community event was held in Café Nero on the High Street with local people able to ask questions about community safety issues and current priorities for policing.

St Patrick's Day Celebration

To celebrate St Patrick's Day James Brokenshire MP visited the Falconwood Community Centre where the Irish Community Service (ICS) meets. The ICS is a charity that looks after the Irish elderly across three Boroughs, including Bexley, helping with those who are most vulnerable and lonely. It was a fantasist celebration and a great place to spend St Patrick's Day.

Rail Minister Presses for Improvements on Southeastern

James Brokenshire has welcomed comments by Rail Minister Theresa Villiers that Southeastern Trains should be more responsive to its customers and improve performance on local rail services. Ms Villiers comments came during a Parliamentary debate secured by Bexleyheath & Crayford MP David Evennett on current poor performance on local train services.

Control Orders Extension Necessary

James Brokenshire has told the House of Commons that the current control order regime needs to be extended until the end of this year pending the introduction of a new more focussed regime for preventing terrorist activities.

New streamlined approach to anti-social behaviour

Councils, police and other local agencies will be forced to support victims of persistent anti-social behaviour (ASB) as part of plans to give them better tools and powers outlined by Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire.

Get train performance 'back on track'

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the performance of train services running into Kent is to be the subject of a formal review. Commuters have raised significant concerns in recent weeks about the punctuality and performance of Southeastern services and the quality of information provided when trains are disrupted.

Protection from On-line Threats

James Brokenshire has announced that the UK will support a new EU Directive to combat attacks on computer systems from hackers and other online criminals.