Local News

James Heappey MP welcomes mental health funding for troops

Wells MP James Heappey has welcomed the Government’s decision to invest £220 million in mental health services for our Armed Forces and veterans. The measures include the recent launch of a 24/7 Military Mental Health Helpline.

Rebecca Pow MP welcomes greater protection for ancient woodland

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow’s tireless campaign to gain more protection for ancient woodland has borne fruit with the Prime Minister’s announcement this week that there are plans to overhaul England’s planning policy to provide far more robust protection for this special habitat.

Beast from the East triggers cold weather payments in

As temperatures across the country plummet with the arrival of the weather system dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, emergency cold weather payments have been triggered for Somerset residents on the Mendip Hills. 

James Heappey MP backs Plastic Free Parliament initiative

Wells MP James Heappey has joined the battle against single-use plastic by supporting Surfers Against Sewage’s latest project Plastic Free Parliament.

The initiative, which has just been launched, aims to reduce the amount of avoidable single-use plastic used in Parliament.