Commons Corner - Travellers at Felley Mill Lane

I am pleased to hear that Ashfield District Council has now served an eviction notice to the travellers’ at Felley Mill Lane in Underwood.

The council assures me that if they don’t move voluntarily they will be evicted. I have recently received a response from ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government to the issues that were raised by the concerned residents of Underwood at the meeting on October 21st at Underwood Miners Welfare.

Unfortunately, I am not sure that the minister really engages with the specific issues that were raised. But if you would like a copy of the letter please get in touch with my office on 01623 720 399 or or alternatively by visiting my website

Since becoming your MP I have been to schools, local businesses and lots of different organisations, meeting mums, young people and charity workers but I always want to do more. It doesn’t matter whether you are in rural Ashfield or suburban Sutton, a small organisation or established one; I want you to get in touch.

If you have a special event you want to celebrate or a particular issue which you need me to raise with the government and you want me to come along give the office a call. As long as I’m not in parliament I’ll do all I can to get there. Demand is always high but we’ll always get a date in the diary even if it is a month or two down the line. So come on, get in touch with me. I am here to represent you all.

Finally, I’d like to personally congratulate the three star students from Ashfield School 6th form who have set a brilliant record by all being accepted at either Oxford or Cambridge universities. Sam Voisey, Katie Townsend and Robert Howlett should all be extremely proud of their wonderful achievements.

They are a credit to the school, their parents and Ashfield. The future looks to be very bright for these youngsters and it fills me with great optimism as Ashfield looks to be in very capable hands in the years ahead. Well done to you all!