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 

Brexit split

Poor local election results for both Conservatives and Labour, the rise of Farage’s Brexit Party, new Remain parties forming in Parliament, the EU refusing to grant a standard exit clause from the backstop creating a two-way-standoff, a weak Prime Minister with a divided cabinet….

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.