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James Heappey weekly column

The weather over the last week or two has announced that spring is very much here and summer will be along pretty quickly behind. That’s mostly good news all round but it does bring with it one downside that we feel acutely here in Somerset: Illegal traveller encampments.

What the Government has done this week...

Here are some of the things the Government has done over the past week... 

Saturday 7th April 

Baroness Sugg set out plans to make the country’s aviation sector world-leading in prioritising passengers, fostering sustainable growth and promoting trade.

James Heappey weekly column

This week the world has been shocked and appalled by the pictures emerging from Syria of children killed in the latest attack using chemical weapons.

What the Government has done this week...

Here are some of the things the Government has done over the past week... 

Saturday 31st March

The Prime Minister established a Funeral Fund for grieving parents who have lost their child meaning that parents will no longer have to meet the costs of burials or cremations.

James Heappey weekly column

Sometimes the fake news that finds favour on social media is harmless but sometimes it can be alarming for people and erode their trust in society as a whole.

James Heappey weekly column

This week, the Government announced £100million nationwide to fix potholes caused by the adverse winter weather and £2.5million of that has come to Somerset. This will be very welcome news for local motorists and cyclists who will be only too aware of how many potholes there are in our roads.

Government funding to fix Somerset’s roads welcomed by James Heappey MP

The Government has today (Monday) announced Somerset will receive nearly £2.5million of extra cash to repair winter damage on the county’s roads.  

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has allocated Somerset the second biggest share in the South West of a £100million country-wide fund.