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The Donkey Sanctuary at Chelsea Flower Show

At the Silver Medal Donkey Sanctuary Chelsea Flower Show garden designed by Christina Williams and Annie Prebesen [Photo]. Many congratulations and thanks for the invite. The garden was inspiring.

Asda Plastic Investigators competition for primary schools

I have written to each primary school in the East Devon constituency regarding Asda’s Plastic Investigators competition.

This competition with the National School’s Partnership aims to tackle the critical issue of plastic waste in the UK, through a poster competition.

Exmouth Business Awards 2019

I was delighted to be invited to help present the awards at the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce Awards 2019. 

As ever, it was great to catch up with our local businesses, with this year's ceremony taking place at Woodbury Park Golf Club last Friday. 


Awards in full 

Hugo calls for ban on the use of nets to prevent birds nesting in trees

Earlier this afternoon, I spoke about how we must ensure housing developers limit the practice of using nets to prevent birds from nesting in trees and hedgerows.

I called on Ministers to update guidance to developers that nets should not be used during breeding season.

Parking at Cranbrook Education Campus

Earlier this afternoon I was at the Cranbrook Education Campus to talk about the need to address the lack of parking for parents at school drop-offs - we urgently need the council to allow a car park to be built on-site. 

A better deal for commercial water bills

Pleased to catch up with Tor Water based in Exeter this afternoon to discuss how SME suppliers can help businesses get a better deal on their water bills.