Last week saw the publication of two important reports. Both have a direct bearing on the future of Herefordshire. Together they reinforce the importance of the Government’s new Levelling Up strategy, and the urgent need to clean up the river Wye.
This is the time of year when we pay tribute and give thanks to all those who work in the public service: those who give up their Christmas and New Year in order to provide vital services through the NHS, the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services, those in our Armed Forces, both here and overseas, those who serve as carers, and of course the families to support them.
Jesse Norman calls on the Prime Minister to put pressure on the Environment Agency, Natural England and Natural Resources Wales to establish a single, integrated, long-term strategy to clean up the River Wye, and to set up a new ring-fenced national rivers recovery fund using fines paid by the water companies so we can clean up our rivers once and for all.
Speaking in the Budget debate in the House of Commons, Jesse Norman called on the Government to establish a cross-border, cross-agency, single strategy to clear up phosphate pollution in the River Wye and restore it to its pristine glory.
Jesse Norman calls on the Government to look at the potential of rolling out to other cities the transformative model of higher education and further education together, with a focus on skills, as exemplified by the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering in Hereford.